Surveillance Video: Teens Break into Shul in Lakewood, Attempt to Steal Pushkas

Three teens broke into a Shul in Lakewood overnight and allegedly attempted to steal the Pushkas (charity boxes).

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  1. When asked why they tried to to steal the Tzedaka pushkas, the teens, who spoke to reporters via video hookup in order to ensure their identities remained hidden, said: “We were told that, according to Jewish religion, Tzedaka is Tatzil Mi’maves. So we wanted to keep some of that tzedaka money with us at all times as a means of protection. Jewish people would call that a ‘segulah’, right?”

    • Really? Or maybe money for food after being kicked out of their home because they don’t learn so well or wear a different yarmulka than his dad? But of course your mind goes to the drugs.

  2. I thought it might be a good idea if when ever a group of people decide to build a Shul, Yeshiva, Bais Medrash or any type of a school, when they sit down seriously and estimate the future expenses of their building project, shouldn’t they include also the expenses of locking up the building at night.
    Also nowadays we see that maybe the building should be locked by day also.
    Also another food for thought:
    After 11:30 PM maybe lock up the main Bais Medrash.
    The few individuals that are still learning, why can’t they learn in one of the smaller rooms?
    Also you will save on electricity. The main Shul has probably 40 fixtures times 4 is 160 bulbs. (the membership of the Shul might get reduced a drop if the main Shul lights go off at a specific time)
    I am just giving an example.

  3. Honestly, what’s the big deal? The “tzedaka” is for people in need. When we don’t help our own, people get desperate.
    We self-sabotage and then cry when our kids do desperate things. We only have ourselves to blame.

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