Eruvs In Jackson Township

Jackson Town Hall (Photo by Micromedia Publications)

Thank you Jackson Township for fighting to ensure that eruvs do not exist in Jackson. I would only ask that being that there is clear case law in this matter if you can go first to the “pot stirrers” in town and ask them to pay for the costly lawsuit that will be coming. While I understand the private eruvs may be problematic I would like to point out two things. Firstly with the private eruvs we only shot ourselves in the foot as the religious community can just move them to the other side of the sidewalk where they will still remain an eyesore. So we removed the ability to have sporting equipment and in all practical terms they still will have the eruvs. WE LOST.

Second of all the eruvs on utility poles exist all over the U.S. and let’s be honest, they cause no harm. If the utility company allows them, there is really nothing we can do and to fight it is a waste of time and money as they will build it anyways eventually. Yes many are not happy to see change in a town but guess what, we better get used to it as it is not changing.

Ben Lieb
Jackson

 

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