Tuesday, December 19, 2017

New Jersey Township Reverses Moves That Were Aimed At Excluding Orthodox Jews

According to JTA, as a strategic response to a lawsuit filed against it in October (see prior posting), the Mahwah, New Jersey Township Council last week voted to rescind an ordinance that banned out-of-state residents from using Township parks and passed a resolution withdrawing a proposed ordinance that would have prevented the construction of an eruv. (Dec. 14 Meeting Agenda).  Legal counsel had recommended the move in the face of charges that the Township was attempting to prevent Orthodox Jews from moving into the area.