A “Shtickle” Ridiculous: Statement In Response To Jackson Township Complaint Against Agudath Israel

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By Avi Schnall, Agudath Israel of NJ

As many of you may have heard, the Jackson Township council has made a formal complaint about a “block-busting style plan” and “decree” ostensibly plotted by representatives of Agudath Israel of America (Shore News Network, July 27). In response, we Have issued the following statement:

Jackson Township’s complaint about a “block-busting style plan” and “decree” ostensibly plotted by representatives of Agudath Israel of America is totally groundless.

There is no such plan, no such decree. Encouraging (see video¬†below) members of Agudath Israel’s growing constituency to consider affordable housing opportunities in new neighborhoods is simple sound advice.

Agudath Israel encourages all to live as good neighbors, with respect, tolerance, and sensitivity. We urge the local New Jersey municipalities to practice total fairness in housing and for houses of worship and schools. Homeowners deserve to be free from harassment and pressure tactics, and prospective buyers are entitled to seek affordable housing without being discriminated against because of their religion.

{Matzav.com}

1 COMMENT

  1. I think this guy Nixon is insane I watched the entire video twice. No where did the rabbi even suggest blockbusting. As he said at the beginning of the video there was a time, where what is now the heart of the community in Boro park, Brooklyn, New York in Lakewood NJ and in other jewish neighborhoods 20 years ago people didn’t want to live there. All he did was suggest that people should try to move to the outskirts of the main neighborhoods where it can be more affordable. If anything this guy Nixon should be sued for trying to prevent jews from moving to Jackson.

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