The Jackson Township on Tuesday night passed an ordinance that would make it illegal to place an Eruv on Township right of ways. Hundreds of Frum Jackson residents packed the auditorium to make their voices heard against the ordinance, which passed unanimously.

Rabbi Avi Schnall, the State Director for Agudath Israel in New Jersey, says he is disturbed by this ordinance.

“We are disturbed by this development, but hopeful that the council members will follow through in the commitments they made tonight to continue dialogue and that there are possibilities of amending this ordinance,” Rabbi Schnall told TLS.

Earlier this year, the Township passed an ordinance that would ban schools and dormitories in the town – another apparent move to keep out Orthodox Jews. A lawsuit was filed against the Township and is still ongoing.

One orthodox man spoke at the meeting and made his voice be heard that he is against any Eruv being built “at this time”. Below is a video of the man speaking: