Records Show Few Religiously Tax Exempt Properties in the Hasidic Community of NY, NJ
Records obtained by OJPAC from the Town of Monroe in Orange County, and from the Town of Ramapo in Rockland County, both in the State of New York, show that only a fraction of properties in Hasidic-populated communities are exempt for religious purposes. Media reports of Lakewood, New Jersey show similar results.
OJPAC Op-Ed in WSJ: Dubious Stats Fuel Attack on Jewish Schools
Demography, not lack of education, mostly explains the poverty rates among Hasidic Jewish households. A closer look at the data reveals that demography mostly explains the poverty figures. Age distribution and household size are the critical variables.
A Letter to Public Officials: How to Combat Bigotry Post Jersey City
The shooters in the December 10th targeted attack on a Jewish Community store in Jersey City subscribed to a radical ideology, but one of them also participated in racist social media tirades against Jews. This reminds us that the hateful rhetoric spewed on social media against Hasidim in Ocean, Bergen, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties, paints a dangerous target on the backs of Jews.