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Friday, June 30, 2006


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A woman's place is in her home. Remember what happened to Dina bas Yaakov? I know we have to go out sometimes, but we don't have to be dressed to the nines just to run some errands.

Who are we dressing up for anyway? Our husbands or the Goyishe tow-truck drivers? We have to be careful about the image we display in public. I myself only wear a snood, and no make up, unless I am going to a Chasuna.

Thursday, June 29, 2006


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True Story:

My car broke down in Jamesburg and I had to get it towed. While I sat in the cab of the truck with the tow driver, he commented on my yarmulke that I must be jewish. I said yes.

He commented that i don't dress like those guys down in Lakewood (I was wearing a blue suit, no hat, and I'm clean shaven). I told him that I'm not from Lakewood, I'm from Highland Park.

His next comment: "Those Jewish women in Lakewood are really beautiful - why are they married to all those funny looking guys?"

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Hearing set in simple assault case

NAACP has made bias allegations
Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 06/27/06

LAKEWOOD — A township man charged with simple assault of a 15-year-old teenager — a case that has spurred bias allegations from the NAACP — has a court hearing scheduled for next week.

Elchonon Zimmerman, 43, of Lawrence Avenue, is scheduled to appear in Lakewood Municipal Court at 9:30 a.m. July 6, according to Carol Jenkins, court administrator.

The court date will be Zimmerman's first public appearance since he was charged May 17. Zimmerman has not returned calls for comment.

The case began when the teen, Jamarr Dickerson, cut through an alley on Lawrence Avenue, police have said.

Zimmerman, a private school teacher, told Dickerson that he was on private property and tried to take the teen's picture with a cell phone camera. A scuffle ensued and when a patrolman arrived, he found Zimmerman kneeling on Dickerson's back, authorities say.

Zimmerman was charged with simple assault, but the Ocean County/Lakewood branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has called for bias crime charges to be filed.

Dickerson told Warren A. Sherard, branch president, that several men who appeared to be Orthodox Jews surrounded him and Zimmerman and uttered racial slurs.

Several mentioned that a black youth should not be in a predominantly Orthodox neighborhood, Dickerson told NAACP officials.

Lakewood police and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office investigated, but declined to press bias charges. Investigators say they cannot find any of the men who allegedly said racial slurs.

And since Zimmerman is not accused of saying the slurs, authorities say he cannot be charged with a bias crime.



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It was reported on that the founder of Lakewood Shomrim was arrested yesterday.

Does anyone have any details on this story?

Sunday, June 25, 2006


[Thank you "motherm" for today's post. Please post comments on any topic. YOur comment may become tomorrow's post. - KollelVeib]

I feel very torn about the "Ishur" approval letter that one is supposed to demand from poor people who come to my door collecting.

On the one hand, I know first hand of some con-artists who engaged in all kinds of trickery to try to suck more money out of the community than their circumstances would warrant. (e.g. lying about medical problems / gentile claiming to be jewish etc.)

On the other hand, it feels very much like Midas S'dom to tell someone who comes to my door that I can't engage in the age-old practice of giving tzedakah until he jumps through some bureaucratic hoops. Furthermore, isn't it insulting? Am I not implying that I think he may be lying about his circumstances?