Yahoo Finance Reporter Apologizes After Calling Rockland County Jews “Chazers”


pig1Chazer. That’s the latest epithet thrown the way of the frum community who don’t like us very much.

Phil Pearlman, a Yahoo Finance reporter, called the chassidishe community of Rockland County “chazers.”

The comment came following an election on two referendums about the Town of Ramapo’s future.

Pearlman posted the comments in tweets released after polls closed last Tuesday in response to a story by the Rockland Star.

Yossi Gestetner’s Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council group has since reported that Pearlman apologized for his remarks.

“Yahoo reporter Phil Pearlman reached out to the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) to express his remorse over disparaging tweets he recently posted about the Orthodox Jewish Community,” OJPAC, said in a statement. “Mr. Perlman also indicated that he removed those tweets. OJPAC welcomes Mr. Perlman’s apology and removal of the Tweets, and will work with Mr. Pearlman over the coming days to foster a more positive understanding of the Orthodox Jewish Community.”

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. We should not accept his apology till he apologizes where he made the original statement so all the readers who read (past tense) the original statement see this enlightened ignorant person for what ever he is

  2. Do you really think a photograph of one of Hashems creatures is going to ruin your gifted voice of jewish feelings? Its not a pork chop.

    Honestly, with your clowning around for perfectly perfect bigger days, you are clearing the way for perfectly perfect sin.

    A pig photographed is not treif on the table.

    You should get a handle on your unrewarding mirror.