Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The great Sukkot Stand Off in East Ramapo

Let's get a gold star for Gwenette Lindsey and Cassandra Edwards who bravely and courageously prevented Esti Grossberger (who looks to be all of four foot nine) from using an elementary school 's property  as a shortcut during the holiday of Sukkot. [See the video here]

Lindsey and Edwards, according to New York Newsday,  were part of a team of six,  self-appointed agents who valiantly guarded the school against bearded, lulav-carrying pedestrians

More photos here

From what I gather, the issue is this: Jews use the school as a short cut on Shabbas and holidays. Some parents do not like this. Perhaps they are sincerely worried that the trespassing Jews present a safety risk, but I think its more likely that they are simply pushing back against the Jews who have taken over the district school board and cut their funding.

So, though I think the parents are being disingenuous when they say they are deeply concerned about student safety, I don't believe they are acting from anti-Semitic motives.

People who think they've been systematically screwed tend to act out. Simple as that.

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