HATE IN JACKSON: These Letters Were Dropped on Residents’ Lawns

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  1. We’ve been in Jackson for just about a year now, and have a cordial, friendly relationship with our goyish neighbors.
    That being said, we do make sure to keep up our lawn and home maintenance, not for us, but to keep up a kiddush Hashem.
    While we have met some overly friendly (ie; looking to see if we did work in our house so they could report on us), for the most part, we keep to ourselves, and they keep to themselves.

  2. This guy is drunk; But that is what’s said among them about us, and no different of some township officials, I’m sure that they talk to each other like that in private or in the bar about us.

  3. The more you talk of hate the more there is. People keep to themselves.Letters in mailboxes asking people to sell is not right either. There is no where to go. People will get along if you just do your part. Keep up your home like everyone else. Just follow the rules and everyone goes about their own business. Remember you think no one wants you to move in, well they think you want to take over. So everyone needs to relax and take care of your own family. One World we have to all live and get along. stop blaming someone. Do the right thing for all. Traffic has gotton much worse in Jackson, thats not good.

    • Wow.

      Can you explain what you mean by “you”? “…’they’ think ‘you’ want to take over.” “Keep up ‘your’ home like ‘everybody else'”. You probably meant to use the word “Jews” instead of “you”, but realized that your comment would be deleted. I never put “letters in mailboxes”, never approached anyone to sell me a house, and yes. I keep the ‘rules’, if you mean pay taxes, keep my lawn and home immaculate, and don’t disturb others. Same goes for most of my neighbors, whatever their race or religion. Yet I am hated. So there goes your theory.

      “The more ‘you’ talk of hate the more there is.”
      No, unfortunately.
      The more hate is spoken about, hopefully the more people realize that they can’t get away with using race and ethnicity as a way to scapegoat. Thanks for your honestly, though.

      • Actually, I think Janet may have a point. I have no clue if she is Jewish or not, but her points seem pretty self understood.
        Yes , we are a “YOU”. Because when you Identify as a group, your considered as such. So yes, if one of us does something careless, while theoretically it should not shed light on the others. It does.

        Thats not an excuse for hate. But if for every bark theres a louder response, that ends up being quite counterproductive.

  4. @Just Saying
    What do you mean by “we make sure … not for us, but to keep up Kidush Hashem”?
    Does this mean that, personally, you do not mind living in squalor, if not for the gentile neighbors?
    Not engaging in clear and open chilul Hashem isn’t the same as performing a Kidush Hashem; that’s just being a normal, decent, and functional individual, neighbor, and citizen, versus living like an unkempt slob.

    • There are different levels of home maintenance. The other option of ‘spending thousands on landscaping’ could be just keeping your lawn neat by picking up all garbage and toys, and mowing it regularly. I am not sure why you jumped to the worst possible scenario.

      You might spend a fortune to keep your lawn impeccably trimmed, but there are some people who have different priorities and are happy with a regular, neat lawn.

      A family may decide to put extra effort, beyond what is necessary, to keep their home looking extra nice, if they think that people living around them will not understand their priorities. That is a kiddush Hashem.

  5. As Rashi reminds us, in this week’s Parsha, HALACHA B’YADUA EISAV SONEI L’YAAKOV. The Eisavs are doing exactly what they are supposed to do; they are keeping their “Halacha” perfectly. We should worry about ourselves; are we doing our Halachos as we are supposed to? THAT should be the main focus.

  6. #1 does not matter what I am. I do not care what any one’s religion is. Not my business.The amount of building and traffic in Jackson has become a nightmare for every single person. Some long time residents have become upset, but hate letters is not the answer. Hate is never the answer, Fairness is the answer. Many roads are bumper to bumper.You can not drive in Lakewood. Other towns do not want the same traffic. Two sides to every story,truth lies in the middle.The hate letter should have other letters with it. The one’s asking to buy your house….no one has the right to ask you to move…

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