I’m hoping this letter will serve as an eye opener to all of our frum brothers and sisters out there looking to relocate to any of Lakewood’s neighboring towns. I’m only publicizing this this disturbing chillul Hashem I just witnessed, in hopes to avoid any kind of recurrence chas v’shalom.
I live at the crossroads of 2 quiet blocks. A house recently went up for sale which attracted a huge amount of showings. There is a very large bus stop at this corner where all the neighbors wait for their children to come home from school. So they’re all waiting at abt 3:50, when a minivan that pulled away from this house makes a u-turn at the corner RIGHT IN FRONT of them. Needless to say all their hands go flying up on disappointment.
A second later the bus is rolling down the street and at the same time a second minivan that pulled away from this house makes a u-turn RIGHT IN FRONT of the bus!!! The bus had to wait for the van to make the turn while all the parents at the corner waited and watched in disappointment with their hands flying up again!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be sensitive to your surroundings as some of us are clearly oblivious to them. Careless actions like these only adds salt to the open wounds for our neighbors. It also doesn’t really spread too much positive energy towards all of the frum families already living in these neighborhoods.
Whether or not you end up moving here is irrelevant. When looking at a secular house, one has a GOLDEN opportunity to make a tremendous kiddush Hashem! The way one speaks to the current owners, the questions that one asks, the tone of speech, the noise level when outside the house.
Know that ALL the neighbors have their guards up. Please utilize these situations to make a kiddush Hashem and not chas v’shalom a chillul Hashem!!
Name withheld upon request.
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