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January 11, 2017 5:02 am at 5:02 am in reply to: CONTROVERSY IN RAMAPO – LoHud Article Has Community Buzzing #1208272
If it is just a question of visiting, I am sure Scranton is great. For people who work in NYC, not so great.January 11, 2017 2:51 am at 2:51 am in reply to: CONTROVERSY IN RAMAPO – LoHud Article Has Community Buzzing #1208269
There is a difference between shuls and yeshivas. Shuls have to be in the neighborhoods they serve. Yeshivos should be confined to main roads. Maybe Yeshivos already are in Monsey, but I don’t think so. Shuls need parking. What they frequently do is have a few parking places and claim the shul is primarily a Shabbos shul. Parking then becomes a big nuisance for all of the neighbors. I think the issue that makes people most unhappy, is the over building. It isn’t just Kaser. Anywhere there is land in the greater Monsey, you are at risk of someone shoehorning many units, in what was previously zoned for standalone single family houses on a minimum of half an acre. Frum people live in Monsey for the quiet and suburban lifestyle as well.January 10, 2017 1:16 am at 1:16 am in reply to: CONTROVERSY IN RAMAPO – LoHud Article Has Community Buzzing #1208260
Prices in Forshay are stagnant, at least based on sales the past few years.
One is not opposed to progress to oppose the conversion of a neighboorhood home into a school or putting 100+ units in an area that would generally have 10.January 9, 2017 2:39 am at 2:39 am in reply to: CONTROVERSY IN RAMAPO – LoHud Article Has Community Buzzing #1208248
A few comments to the posters here. In many parts of Monsey, real estate values have been stagnant to down for several years. We can speculate about the cause, but all the new building can’t help. Also, many Ultra Orthodox (perhaps not Chassidish) are not happy with all of the over building in Monsey. Traffic on Fridays, Sundays and certain times of the day are terrible. The building growth is exponential, not incremental. Part of the problem is that every election cycle, the Rabbonim, Askonim and Roshei Yeshivos declare one side to be anti-semites who will close all of the Mosdos, so you have to vote for St. Lawrence. They don’t address the concerns of many frum people living in Monsey, who would also prefer less building. There is something between no building and stuffing as many units as possible into every corner. Frankly, if I weren’t frum, I would also be an “anti-semite”. Opposing all this development is anti-semitic. What else could it be. This is not just about building. The town is corrupt.January 5, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm in reply to: Does Neturei Karta have a point? #843613
Rav Henkin wrote that even though he was opposed to the formation fo the state, now that there is a state we are obligated to work with the state to try to exert a positive influence on the state and to daven for its material success. He thought the Neturei Karta and people who acted as they do were Rodfim.November 2, 2011 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm in reply to: If you've read "NASI Project Responds", have you changed your mind? #847677
It is more logical to keep all girls in the freezer until they are 22 than to have boys married at 19. Boys marrying at 19 may work for the chassidim, but it does not work for the yeshiva world. The boys are too immature.June 19, 2008 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm in reply to: Lift & Cut Shavers #623623
Go to Koshershaver.com which has a good discussion of the shaver issue.