Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Florida Condo Owner Denied Right To Hang Mezuzzah

A dispute between a Fort Lauderdale condo owner and her condo association could lead to new legislative proposals in Florida according to a report published Monday by JTA. Jewish condo owner Laurie Richter was told that the mezuzah that she placed on her front door violates condo bylaws that prohibit affixing anything to exterior walls, doors or balconies. Richter claims that the condo association did not object to Christmas wreaths on other owners' doors. Similar disputes in Illinois led that state to adopt legislation prohibiting condo associations from banning mezuzahs.