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Man Who Blogs About Hasidic Neighbors Wins in Court

A Montreal blogger who’s raised the hackles of his Orthodox neighbors in Montreal’s Outremont district scored a victory against a Jewish businessman who’d been seeking a restraining order against him.

CTV reports that Pierre Lacerte’s blog, Accommodements Outremont, has “created tension on his street” by “chronicling what he perceives as bylaw violations from Outremont’s Hasidic community.”

Much of Lacerte’s anger “is drawn from an unmarked, inconspicuous synagogue in a [neighborhood] apartment that he contends creates an undue level of disturbance on his street,” CTV reports.

The French-language blog, which reported on a range of apparent violations of city ordinances by the area’s growing Orthodox population, drew accusations of anti-Semitism “to the point where Michael Rosenberg sought the restraining order that was rejected Monday,” CTV wrote.

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