Accusations of anti-Semitism “change the discourse, it alienates the neighbors, and it really does intimidate the local government.”
Police are investigating the incidents over the past several days as hate crimes.
“We say that the internet is the new KKK hood. It’s the mask people put on to be able to say the hateful things they couldn’t have previously said.”
“This is not an amnesty program. This is not a ‘Get of out jail free’ card,” State Comptroller Philip Degnan said.
A video clip that depicts teachers at an ultra-Orthodox school checking schoolgirls’ hair.
“Modesty was really important here. If the imagery was not congruent to the community’s standards, it could be a barrier.”
Ultra-Orthodox Jews are moving into a small town upstate. But some are opposing them.
Prosecutors in Ocean County say the six couples received nearly $400,000 combined in Medicaid, food, heating and other benefits.
Local police believe the incidents are connected to the arrests of seven local Haredi couples on welfare fraud charges.
“To deliberately bend a safety-net eligibility rule is stealing, no different than stealing from your friend or neighbor.”