BREAKING: Jackson passes ordinance that would hinder Eruv-building throughout Township; Statement from Rabbi Avi Schnall (PHOTOS)

The Jackson Township this evening passed an ordinance that would make it illegal to place an Eruv on Township right of ways.Hundreds of Frum Jackson residents packed the auditorium to make their voices heard against the ordinance, which passed unanimously. The full ordinance can be found here.

Residents and even outsiders say the Jackson Township Goevernment is making it quite clear they don’t want Jews in their town, and they’ll do whatever they can to make them feel unwelcome.

“Who are we kidding, it’s evident they don’t like the Jews and don’t want Jews – this stems from pure anti-Semitism,” a resident told TLS.

Rabbi Avi Schnall, the Director Agudath Israel of New Jersey, says this he is disturbed by this ordinance.

“We are disturbed by this development, but hopeful that the council members will follow through in the commitments they made tonight to continue dialogue and that there are possibilities of amending this ordinance,” Rabbi Schnall told TLS.

Earlier this year, the Township passed an ordinance that would ban schools and dormitories in the town – another apparent move to keep out the Orthodox. A lawsuit was filed against the Township and is ongoing.


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There are 22 Comments to "BREAKING: Jackson passes ordinance that would hinder Eruv-building throughout Township; Statement from Rabbi Avi Schnall (PHOTOS)"

  • Alex says:

    What was the outcome?

  • Jackson Koach says:

    Go to court they will lose!

  • WestSider says:

    Such ameratzishe goyim, they don’t realize that without schirus from them, the eruv won’t be valid anyway.

  • Luzer Chaim says:

    The council knows their seats are safe regardless of how many frum people move in, in 2016 the election voting results were 14,000 avg per council member. Get ready for years of suffering by these haters (white supremacists?).

  • Dan says:

    Please correct!! There were no Lakewood residents at this meeting. This was for Jackson residents only, and therefore only Jackson residents attended. Let’s not start rumors that we “hired” Lakewood to fill the room.

  • B K says:

    To westsider
    That’s only for an eriv on goy’s property.
    They banned even on private property!

  • Bubby says:

    Jackson has made it crystal clear that they don’t want Jews to live there. So why are we moving where we’re not wanted?

    • Ticks says:

      Because the developers & realtors are actively soliciting the investors & Brooklynites to buy up all the housing in Lakewood and inflate the pricing, to the extent that long time yungelleit that have already been living here for a very long time are now priced out their own community, and are forced to move to less hospitable towns.

    • Yossi Weinberg says:

      Nobody wants us anywhere…including Lakewood, Brooklyn, and Monsey. Where do you suppose we go?

  • Mordekhai says:

    Mayor and Jackson Township need hear from my biggest word they cannot make my life miserable and they will make their own life miserable when I appear the meeting

  • Pony says:

    We are in golus. Seems like some have forgotten, this can serve as a healthy reminder.

  • David says:

    Hee hee
    can’t wait for that lawsuit. Our shul will be paid in Full , Thanks Jackson Twp for taking our civil liberties away(or at least trying to)

  • Joe Yeshivish says:

    We are in galus face the facts. Time for משיח that’s what we should put our energy into. An Eiruv is not a necessity משיח is

  • Conductor says:

    Just to clarify we were just trying to keep a clause that had already existed in the suddenly enforced ordinance saying “unless permission is granted” which for some “unknown” reason was suddenly being removed.

    The point is we were asking for a chance to have a dialogue and discuss if before it was made impossible however they made it clear that they would talk to know one till it passes.

  • Commont says:

    Bubby: I agree that we’re in Golus, but must we not move there because they don’t want us? Many Goyim want us to drop dead – must we acquiesce?

  • R says:

    To B K:

    They did not ban an eruv on a private property. They banned it on public property

  • doesn't matter says:

    @bubby, the reason is… wait for it… diffusion

  • Samuel says:

    David, it’s comments like yours that give the Jewish people a bad name. SMH

  • My2cents says:

    The ordinance says they can’t put anything in the right of way. So now they can’t put garbage cans or even a mail box in right of way either?

  • Chacham says:

    Based on the ordinance they will need to remove all electric and phone lines and poles!

  • Mendel says:

    Looking for cheap housing? An eruv already in place? Someplace close to the city for work? Kosher food readily available? Schools? Minyanim? Hatzolah? Try Elizabeth. Or Hillside. Or even parts of Roselle Park and Union. There’s plenty of affordable housing available.