PHOTOS: Shaimos Truck Abandoned In Boro Park; & Bags Of Shaimos Scattered Around Yard & On Train Tracks


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Misaskim was summoned by officials from the 62nd Precinct, Wednesday afternoon, after a truck loaded with shaimos was discovered on 62nd Street in Borough Park.

A Borough Park resident, who noticed the abandoned truck with out-of-state license, contacted Assemblyman Dov Hikind’s office. The shaimos was found after an initial investigation by members of Hikind’s office. Assemblyman Hikind was outraged. “This is not the first time that con artists have pulled this kind of stunt,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “The disposal of shaimos is often done around Pesach when people are cleaning and they have no idea who it is that’s accepting their packages of shaimos on the streets. It’s a cash-and-carry business that’s ripe for scammers. What an absolute disgrace.”

Borough Park residents echoed similar grievances after learning about this travesty. Many called for new regulations to prevent this from happening again in the future. It was obvious that most people were aware about the unkosher practices of these so called “shaimos collectors” as similar occurrences began to circulate as soon as the discovery was made.

The 62nd Precinct is working with community organizations to ensure that the shaimos is handled appropriately. Misaskim Volunteers at the scene spotted additional shaimos items strewn around in a nearby yard and as far out as on the train tracks. The volunteers are collecting the shaimos to ensure a proper burial.

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  1. There is a truck that is marked “shaimos” on the corner of east 22 nd street And avenue M. It has been there for 2 weeks. Is that a phony truck as well?

  2. #5, why does it need to be affiliated with an organisation? What if it’s a private enterprise? So long as it does what it’s paid for, what’s wrong with that?

  3. Wonderful. Now Big Govt is going to regulate this too?? NO WAY!!!!!!! Keep govt out of our lives. We can take care of ourselves. This isn’t too hard. Trace the plate and find out who owns the truck & if its a rental, they should know who rented it. Finally, people should BY THEMSELVES only give shaymos to reputable people. Check them out. Check out their t’udah. Be vigilant but keep the govt OUT of this!

  4. Why is the truck still on m and 22. Does this person have any intention of doing anything with the shaimos, or will this truck be neXt weeks story?. Its a week after pesach, does the shaimos collector expect people to clean before lag baomer and bring more shaimos?

  5. LuvMyFaM: its very simple. People pay money when giving their shaimos to these trucks expecting the shaimos to be properly buried. So to see the truck abandoned with the shaimos left strewn about is very upsetting because the shaimos were not handled in a ba’kovidiker according to halacha.