The daily news has a story about a store in Boro Park that keeps old muni-meter tickets. If someone gets a ticket, they just look for one that matches the time on the ticket, and they use it to avoid paying.
This is just the latest way the chassidim in Boro Park are avoiding paying the government what it deserves. My only question is, why were they getting tickets in the first place? The chassidim somehow avoid tickets for double parking all the time. They bribe their way out of the health violations in their buildings and schools. Why would they be getting parking tickets? Couldn't they just pay someone off like they do with everything else?
Stories like this are terrible. The chassidim will tell you that people hate Jews, and that anti-semitism gets worse by the day. They might actually be right - but can you blame people? When someone reads a story like this, why wouldn't they dislike the Jews behind it?
Rav Morgenshtern on the Parasha
4 weeks ago