Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Vuss meint a schtickle?
A misinterpretation of the yiddish word "Shtickle" which means a small amount has caused Jackson township officials to file complaints and for an investigation with the Department of Justice and the NJ Attorney General over remarks in a Agudah convention video regarding the Lakewood housing crisis. Rabbi Lefkowitz called on members of the Orthodox community to become “schtickle pioneers” willing to settle in outlying areas that don’t currently have the same ready access to synagogues, yeshivas and kosher markets that make enclaves like Lakewood so convenient and attractive for Orthodox families.A local news site translated the word shtickle to mean moving to second class areas. APP reports The council believes the comment are evidence of neighborhood "blockbusting" efforts, but an Orthodox official says the comments are being misinterpreted. Read full story in APP.com