Lakewood Vaad on the Attacks: Hate and Haters Will Not Be Tolerated [EXCLUSIVE]

The Lakewood Vaad this morning condemned the attacks that occurred in Lakewood and Jackson.

“The Lakewood Vaad is extremely troubled by the latest attacks on the Orthodox community and in particular the latest act of terror, this past weekend,” Rabbi Moshe Zev Weisberg of the Lakewood Vaad told TLS. “Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their families and we wish them a full and speedy recovery.”

Rabbi Weisberg says the Vaad will see to it that the criminal will be fully prosecuted for the attacks.

“We further send a strong message that unlawful individuals and activities imbued with hate are not welcome in our community and will not be tolerated. We state for the record that we will vigorously lobby our officials to prosecute such unlawful individuals to fullest extent of the law.”

He added, “Violence and harassment against individuals and institutions in the greater Jewish community of Lakewood in whatever form or shape will be regarded and treated as an attack on all of us.”

Anti-Semitic activity, says Rabbi Weisberg, will be prosecuted as well.

“All anti-Semitic activity, and certainly attacks and violence will be relentlessly pursued by the full gamut of law enforcement and community organizations. Hate mongering whether in the gentle version on websites or the the crass versions often heard on the streets will be called out and reported for what it is – criminal hate speech.”

Rabbi Weisberg concluded, “As we approach the holidays may the world see peace once again in our communities and across the world.”


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  1. When will the Vaad look into the horrific driving habits of their population. 10-15 accidents in Lakewood daily is not something to ignore.

  2. Now it only remains for the Neo-Nazis, Mohammedans, the illegals, and the makas choshech to make full commitment of adherence to the Va’ad’s directives.

    Oh, by the way, could the Va’ad enforce their own frum Lakewood residents’ safe driving? Have they tried?

  3. Do we know for sure this was a hate crime? Where’s the statement from the attacker? Have we just condemned someone without all the facts?

  4. Mark I’m going to say it again state of Ni is not interested in changing the current gun carry laws which makes it a felony to take ur gun out to protect urself ur ur family these gun control laws just play into the hands of criminals who know we are all fully unarmed shame on the legislatures of this state who could’ve changed the laws to protect the people but decided not to so now the average citizen has to make a decision protect urself and family or u might go to jail for doing just that shame on everyone in power

  5. Nasty and sharp comments won’t buy us peace. Our situation will not get better by attacking the next guy. Maybe a soft and gentle comment might get the next guy to hear what you have to say. Imagine you yourself, if someone gave you a nasty sharp comment, what will your response be?
    Chazal teach us that if we truly get along with each other, then no one in the world will harm us. Try it out.
    Judging favorably and giving people the benefit of the doubt.

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