If the targets of one’s ire are Orthodox Jews — especially Haredim – the very worst slurs and anti-Semitic tropes are suddenly considered reasonable.
Local residents who attended the meeting called on the council to fight the eruv in U.S. District Court — and the Supreme Court, if necessary.
The council may be trying to dodge the worst impacts of a potential lawsuit while still failing to quell anti-Semitic attitudes in the town.
A New Jersey township has rescinded a proposed ordinance that would have prevented the construction of an eruv.
In a town being sued for anti-Semitism, one resident created a Facebook group focused on keeping Hasidic Jews in New York.
It’s a high wire, but you wouldn’t use it in a circus.
“The object, motivation and effect of the actions of the township is to suppress the religious practices of the plaintiffs,” the lawsuit alleged.
The eruv was damaged in at least four places.
“We really don’t have a great deal to do with them,” said the Reform rabbi of his Orthodox neighbors.
A ritual enclosure in New Jersey has faced opposition from locals — but does it border on anti-Semitism?