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
The shooters in the December 10, 2019 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. Digital records from the alleged perpetrator of the Monsey stabbing attack on Hanukkah 2019, show his obsession with Jews. These facts remind us that the hateful rhetoric spewed on social media against Hasidim in Ocean, Bergen, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties, paint a dangerous target on the backs of identifiable Jewish people.
This Town's Taxable Assessed Property Value Rose by $47 Million in 10 Years Thanks to Hasidim
The construction growth in the Hasidic-populated Village of Kiryas Joel in Orange County, New York from 2008 through 2018, caused the village's taxable assessed property value to jump by $48.2 million in this period; according to tax records that OJPAC reviewed. At the time, KJ was in the Town of Monroe and the total value of the town's taxable assessed properties rose by $47.1 million.