Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Fear of Lawsuit leads to Menorah removal

USAtoday Fear of a lawsuit led to the removal of the Menorah APP.com  reports "Seeking to avoid a possible lawsuit, Township Attorney Steven Secare advised the committee members to remove the outdoor menorah, as well as another one displayed in town hall. He said he needed more time to research an alternative holiday display arrangement that would pass constitutional muster.“Why cause litigation when it’s costly and time-consuming for everybody?” Secare said Wednesday. “The easiest thing to do was take it down for a year.” Read more from APP.com HERE

8 comments:

  1. There can never be a nativity scene on township Property. It is absolutely unconstitutional, and highly improper. Nativity scenes belong on the front of a church. And to ask Jewish taxpayers to pay for that, or atheists, or Muslims, is unconstitutional. This town is being run by a confederacy of dunces. Next year a 14 foot tall Menorah and a giant Menorah on the lake equal to the tree. Or no tree on the lake. Thank you to the head of the church for bringing this religious disparity to my attention. And now the whole country will see what imbeciles our town attorney and members of our committee are.And perhaps we can bring national attention to all the corruption killing our town as well. Thanks for the free soapbox boys

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  2. HH, why can't there be a nativity scene next to the tree and menorah?

    I'm not familiar with this and curious as to the difference, seems to me a fair request.

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  3. Township attorney should be let go immediately Menashe Miller and Meir Lichtenstein who went along with this decision should resign. Apparently they don't care about protecting the people of Lakewood from selfish developers bad urban planning runaway tax hikes and now anti-semitic attacks. Our community was thrown under the bus. Just As was done to the taxpayers with the blue claws deal. Even after it was pointed out how wrong this decision was, they insisted on defending their actions. Let this be the final straw.

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  4. Harold herskowitz is giving an interview in the town square about the menorah

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  5. Personally, I don't see the need for a Menorah in town square, but the fact that this was orchestrated by the Calvary Light Church is disturbing.

    they should now have bowed to the request of an anti-simetic church, who's Facebook Page openly calls for their members to "enlighten" their Jewish neighbors.

    The Township attorney should be let go. At best, a lawsuit would have forced the removal of the Menorah. there is no fine. Call the complainants bluff and wait for a summons to show up. If it does, which I doubt would have happened, they could remove the menorah at that point without incurring legal fees.

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  6. Herschel,
    I agree with you that the twp. commitee men are a bunch of buffoons and this township is one big JOKE.
    Having said that, please answer this question: how does this topic affect anything or anybody? Maybe I'm closed minded or naive, but if there is no מנורה downtown, what's the big deal? Yes, the township people need to grow a pair & they have no clue that they are a laughingstock, but who cares?

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  7. is hershel hershkowitz a real name or a pseudonym? sounds made up and his convulated arguments about why we need a menorah downtown don't sound like anything anybody would say under their real name.

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  8. This is so childish. Most dont care

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