Agudath Israel of America has filed a lawsuit against Jackson Township over the recent Eruv ban ordinance, documents obtained by TLS show.
The lawsuit, which was added as an amendment to their previous lawsuit regarding the dormitory ban, charges that Jackson violated the rights of the Orhtodox Jewish residents who attempted to erect an Eruv in the Township. The lawsuit alleges deliberate discrimination targeting the Jewish population.
The lawsuit alleges that the motivation in both ordinances were one and the same – discriminatory against the Jewish population.
Agudah New Jersey Director Rabbi Avi Schnall has been working closely with the Jackson Eruv Association on this issue, but efforts have proven futile.
The Jackson Eruv Association is reportedly considering filing a lawsuit as well.
(Agudah New Jersey’s Director Rabbi Avi Schnall could not be reached for comment due his Aveilus.)