Statement from the Jackson Eruv Association

The Jackson Eruv Association released the following statement to TLS.

The Jackson Eruv Association calls upon Jackson Township to respond to our repeated requests to meet with them to reach a mutually acceptable solution that protects the rights of all Jackson residents.

We applaud Agudath Israel of America for standing up for the rights of Orthodox Jews by challenging the ordinance that limits our ability to build Eruvs.

Time and again, state and federal courts have determined that actions similar to those taken by Jackson Township violate constitutionally protected religious freedom rights.

We implore our hometown to reconsider and find an amicable way to keep our protected freedoms intact in a way that will have virtually no impact on its non-Eruv using residents.

The Jackson Eruv Association

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  1. Kudos to all the people that take time out of their busy day to be part of the Eiruv Association. The Jackson Township officials only care about getting re-elected and not about the amount of money it’s going to cost the town to fight the lawsuits. Such officials should be voted out. They need ppl that use their brains and not emotions

  2. As of now they are anonymous. The Jackson Vaad voted them in. Not sure why you aren’t aware of them, are you really living in Jackson with the oilam?


  4. We need stop ? Jackson and Tom River hateful action against the Jewish community and it unlawful to abused our freedom of religion rights.
    The federal government should punish the local governments for their actions.

  5. Just saying, an eruv is not a necessity. It’s really not. So why bother with all this fighting the township? Does anyyone honestly think it’ll help bring mashgiach closer or make a kiddish Hashem or show that Jews are peaceful or make Jackson more accepting?

    • Who’s bad feeling? Some haters and some bad apples among the township council? The average Jackson resident has no problem with the Eruv. Just ask around the neighborhood where Jewish residents are living in harmony and peace among their non-jewish neighbors just fine. This is a basic right that does not effect anyone else in the least bit. Can the sight of almost invisible fishing wire really be all that offensive more so than the bright flashing neon christmas lights that are displayed all holiday season long. Why aren’t the atheist and anti-religious offended by that. Double standard, much? I challenge any anti-Eruv person to come to Lakewood and see how many Eruv’s they can identify. Guaranteed,they will miss the vast majority. This is purely an emotionally biased anti-jewish fight not based on sound logic. Who hates someone so much as to complain about something that doesn’t effect them to the point of crying tears of happiness when they get their way? Should we just roll over for a few haters out there, most of don’t even live in the area where the Eruv would be constructed? The Agudah law suit was filed with the backing and recommendation of the Moetzes.

  6. It’s not just about an eruv. This is just one of the many ways the Township is and trying to discriminate against orthodox jews. An eruv shouldn’t cuz bad feelings, it is not a hindrance or even really visible the way the JEA proposed. The opposition is due to pure hate. And this must be stopped in its tracks. One day its the eruv the next day school and dorms. Then shuls. When does it stop? The way the Township is going, it won’t stop until they are forced to by the courts and that is why there is a fight on “just an eruv”.

  7. “It’s about pure hate”
    Wow, a big statement. Quite harsh, too.
    And since when are you God to decode when the ‘Esav soneh Yaakov’ MUST end??!

    • Did you miss the fact the law suit was filed with backing ad recommendation of the Moetzes? When Gedolim and Poskim advise a course of action there shouldn’t be a discussion of whats right or not. Or do you think you know Da’as Torah better than out Gedolim?

  8. I guess you don’t have small children. Not fun being locked up in your house for 25 hours. Lehiyot, a bit narrow thinking on your part I’d have to say.

  9. These Jackson officials who are banning an Eric are obviously very small minded and childish. Any New who decides he wants to purchase a home and live in Jackson will do so regardless if there is an Eric or not.Also everyone knows it is only a matter of time that another 500 and than another 500 Jewish Families move into Jackson and they will have enough Votes to Vote out these officials from the Township

  10. Many many many people in lkwd do not have an eruv. Many many many people in Brooklyn do not have an eruv. Many many many people throughout America grew up without an eruv. These people are all managing!

    #Mind blown.

  11. @lehiyot
    Did you read any of the emails obtained via OPRA? When grown women cry tears of joy that the Township is doing all they can to discriminate, yes that is pure hate.
    Please go read some of the hundred documents that are online.
    And I didn’t say the hate must end, obviously one can not control others thoughts…
    However the blatant discrimination against the Orthodox Jews of Jackson by government officials must be stopped and not tolerated.

  12. How can something natural, such as Esav soneh Yaakov, be controled?
    Can you control your heart? The weather?
    Pick your battles, and this one is not worth the value

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