Skverer Camp Being Forced To Evacuate Former Homowack Hotel

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homowack1The New York State Department of Health has served Skver sect with an order to vacate the former Homowack Lodge. The DOH has given Machne Bnos Skver till Monday to vacate the former frum hotel. Skver opened a girls camp in early July allegedly without a permit and has, according to officials, refused to leave despite warnings from emergency officials. About 265 girls and about 35 families occupy several buildings in the former hotel off Route 209.

“The order is based on serious health and safety conditions that continue to exist at the facility,” said Health Department spokesman Juan Merino in a prepared statement.

The department has indicated that if the camp doesn’t leave, the agency will start a court action to force it off the grounds.

On July 13, DOH and Town of Mamakating officials asked the congregation to leave voluntarily. The Health Department has since cited the owners for numerous health and safety violations.

An unoccupied, three-story building burned to the ground last week. Authorities believe it was arson.

County officials have also called the buildings firetraps, noting the buildings don’t have working sprinkler systems and have electrical and plumbing problems. Skver does a 24-hour fire watch.

{The Record/Matzav.com Newscenter}

3 COMMENTS

  1. “Skver opened a girls camp in early July allegedly without a permit and has, according to officials, refused to leave despite warnings from emergency officials.”
    Why should they leave? They’re frum Jews! The authorities are goyim!

    “The order is based on serious health and safety conditions that continue to exist at the facility,” said Health Department spokesman Juan Merino in a prepared statement.
    Who’s he? A goy! Why listen to him?

    “On July 13, DOH and Town of Mamakating officials asked the congregation to leave voluntarily. The Health Department has since cited the owners for numerous health and safety violations.”

    Why should they leave? They’re frum Yidden! Why listen to the goyim?

    “County officials have also called the buildings firetraps, noting the buildings don’t have working sprinkler systems and have electrical and plumbing problems.”

    More of the same chillul Hashem: ignore the goyim, we know better.

    When will they stop this arrogance?

  2. When the schools start teaching that “dina d’malchusa dina.”

    It wouldn’t hurt to learn some Choshen Misphat too.

    If people can do Daf Yomi why can’t they also do Choshen Mishpat on a daily basis?

    Why not formulate a Choshen Mishpat lesson-a-day the way the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation people do for Shmiras HaLashon?

    And let’s get Rabbi Zelig Pliskin to do an English-language sefer like “Guard Your Tongue.”

    All the efforts that worked for Shmiras Halashon could also work for financial honesty.

  3. You can’t just do what you want. THAT is what is wrong, There are rules of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA that are above your “wants”

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