9 PM Shopping Curfew In Elad to Stop Bochurim Going off the Derech

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To restore quiet to the streets of the chareidi town of Elad, its municipality sent out notices ordering most businesses to close by 9:00 p.m. Supermarkets may operate until midnight, seforim shops may remain open until 10:30, and all other shops were to close at 9:00 except on Thursdays, when they could remain open until 10:00.

“The mayor [Yisroel Porush] wants to turn Elad into a ghost town that goes to sleep at 9:00,” an Elad resident complained. “It is ridiculous that a person who wants to buy a pizza after 9:00 in the evening will need to travel to Bnei Brak. There is no precedent for this anywhere and we are not willing to suffer because of a crazy idea of the mayor.”

“If the mayor wants to fight against neshirah (bochurim going off the derech] in Elad, we shouldn’t need to suffer because of it,” said another resident. “Let him find other solutions.”

David Steger – Matzav.com Israel

16 COMMENTS

  1. so when will mayor Miller of Lakewood & Councilman greenfield & hikind be brave like this man to do it in Lakewood & Brooklyn?
    DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

  2. i PERSONALLY BENEFITTED FROM SRULIK PORUSH’S HANDS-ON ASKANUS & CAN ATTEST TO THE FACT THAT HE DEFINITELY KNOWS HOW TO GET THINGS DONE!

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  4. “It is ridiculous that a person who wants to buy a pizza after 9:00 in the evening will need to travel to Bnei Brak”
    not so long ago even a goiy would be embarrassed to speak like that!!!!!!!!!
    nehbach, he cant have a pizza after 9 pm!!!
    theres nothing else he can eat?!?!?!
    oh – & would he really go all the way to b. braq for a pizza?????
    if this is a frum person speaking… something is very very wrong!!!!
    not long ago any serious frum jew would consider this person beyond the pale of torah judaism

    • Describe frum?? Because i can describe ehrlich! Frumkiet can be manipulated . Ehrlichkeit can’t. And you need to learn some jewish history. You are severely deficient!

      • dont know what your beef is.
        please go & ask Chashuve people of the older generation , they can tell you,- if you are ehrlich in wanting to understand.

  5. dumbest thing I ever heard. As someone who has relatives who are otd and others who are what they call “with it” or heiimish you are not keeping these kids from going off by closing stores 6 o’clock or 8 o’clock or 10 o’clock. you need to catch the problem when they are still in yeshiva.

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