PHOTO: Apparent Anti-Semitic Lawn Signs in Jackson Shock Jews, Non-Jews Alike

jackson 2Jews are not welcome in Jackson, at least by some residents, as apparent from the latest lawn signs popping up around town.

The sign (with poor spelling), was seen around Jackson over the weekend, and is targeting Yeshivas and suggesting residents are being ‘pushed out of their homes’.

“This is just disgusting,” a Frum resident told TLS. “I’m honestly surprised the Mayor is letting this happen.”

But it’s not just Jewish residents offended by this sign.

jackson sign“It’s a very sad state of affairs here,” a non-Jewish Jackson resident told TLS. “The leaders of both communities really need to start addressing the issue.”

TLS reached out to a Jackson official are we’re waiting for a response.



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  1. I am not happy about the sign. However, the motivation is not due to the religious nature of the property. It is due to the fact that religious property is exempt from the property tax. Newark has the same problem due to tax exempt public property.

  2. Is “Or be pushed out of your home” a warning of what the resdidents will face from the Jewish Community, or a threat that the committee will take action against anyone who doesn’t join their agenda?

  3. Why is it anti Semitic not to want a commercial school use in a residential area? I live in Lakewood on a quite side street and would be very upset if a yeshiva opens next door to me.

  4. CB, Curious: If it was just about 1 Yeshiva on 1 residential block you are right. However, a title like ‘Save Jackson’ and proposing that there is a threat of people being pushed from their homes, smells of something more sinister and biased …

  5. for any of the readers who don’t get it
    you the jew are the YASHIVA… Yashiva is code for you the jew.
    its a descriptive noun a type of people similar to whites /blacks/yahuds.

    it is intentional and meant to be understood as anti-Semitic… but clever so it can have jewish knucleheads argue if its mamash or safek anti Semitism.

    get the message they don’t want you there.

    however on the bright side of things the sellers and realtors do want you there because prices are 100k over a short while back.

    so pay them while they trash you.

  6. If everyone would at least pretend to have a basic level of respect for each other around Lakewood, nobody would mind the possibility of their town becoming like Lakewood. The absolute self centered behavior is the only issue at play here.

  7. …. if it’s about tax exemption then they could have just said “Private Schools”. “YASHIVAS” means “JEWS” period. First its the signs, then who knows what else.

  8. It’s sad that so many were fooled by the word Yashivas this is plain old anti semitism in it’s old raw fashion under a little mask to avoid prosecution for instigating hate it’s well known that there is an anti semetic slant on Jackson even though they make a killing when they sell their home to a Jew

  9. I do think there is PLENTY of Anti-Semitism going on in our surrounding towns. However, if they are referring to “Yeshivos” (vs Jews) and it was a spelling mistake, then I don’t see the Anti-Semitism in it, although there certainly are some very strong undertones, or worse in the title “Save Jackson”, “get pushed out of your home”…..

    I, am a Frum Yid (Orthodox Jew) living in Lakewood and I had several Yeshivos open up nearby. I can say with certainty that I would have rathered it remain the trees it used to be-but would I really rather it be townhomes or duplexes???? Either way; Yeshivos in residential areas cause problems, it creates noise, parking issues, teens walking on the roads not meant to have dozens of children or teenagers walking on the shoulder (that is IF they are on the shoulder). Overall; I understand why someone wouldn’t want a Yeshiva opening in their neighborhood, but I think people need to remind themselves- this is still the United States of America- the greatest country on earth BECAUSE we extend freedoms and rights to all religions, ethnicities etc etc. We need to tread carefully. Much of what has been developing around Lakewood is laced with overt Anti-Semitism and it needs to stop!

  10. There is a specific yeshiva being proposed for a specific residential street in Jackson which has the neighbors upset. Not sure if the sign has to do with that, but it’s probably not just a coincidence.

  11. “Yashivas” is actually not the same word as “yeshivas”. While “yeshivas” means Jewish schools, “yashivas” refers to a giant monster that is worshipped by a sect of Buddhists in the ancient city of Yashivite. I’m pretty sure the person who wrote the sign was just messing around and knew this would provoke the ire of the Lakewood community.

  12. People don’t want private schools in their neighborhoods. It creates noise, congestion, excess trash, and pedestrian traffic. Additionally, the property tax exemption upsets many homeowners. The $10k (or more) less per year coming into Jackson’s coffers means it has to be made up elsewhere. This issue could have been brought up more intelligently, though. Misspelled,fear-mongering lawn signs only detract from having civil discussion about the core issues.

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