I was sitting in my car today and one of my children happened to be playing with the radio when suddenly i heard this playing on the radio station. It was a talk show with the theme of the hour being “what the heck is going on in Lakewood”?.
I sat there cringing listening as caller after caller kept getting on the air and ranting all about how terrible the traffic is in Lakewood, and more importantly how bad the Jewish people are driving in Lakewood.
Some of the things mentioned were how drivers don’t stop at stop signs properly, make right turns from left lanes,tailgate, and generally drive recklessly More than one caller mentioned how people push carriages right into the road while cars are driving fast.The host on the show actually said “you would think that even if they don’t care about themselves at least they should care about their children.”
They also mentioned that the people walk around in all black and dart out in front of driving cars while talking on the phones.
There was lots of other extremely negative comments being made about Jews in Lakewood and how they drive and how they act. It was such an unbelievable Chillul Hashem.
Every caller that i heard only had negative and hateful things to say about the Jews in Lakewood. I actually only heard the last 15 min of the show. Yet in those 15 min the amount of hatred, and anti antisemitism coming through the air waves was astonishing.
The sad part is that there is some truth to this problem.
If we can all learn from this to be more careful with how we drive and how we act.The world and especially our neighbors are constantly watching us let us set a positive example and strive to make a kiddush Hashem wherever we are especially behind the wheel.
A Lakewood Resident.
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