New Yorker Told To Remove Mezuzah Sues Landlord
07/23/13
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An Orthodox Jewish man from suburban New York City sued his landlord for demanding that he remove the mezuzah from his apartment’s doorpost. Arye Sachs of North Babylon on Long Island filed a lawsuit last week in Brooklyn federal court, the New York Post reported.

In the lawsuit, Sachs said his landlord ordered him to remove the mezuzah several times and then evicted him, saying, “This is a Christian residence.” The mezuzah was missing after he returned home from a trip last month, according to the Post.

The lawsuit calls the mezuzah, a family heirloom that came from his Holocaust-survivor grandfather, a “priceless, irreplaceable protector.” Sachs in the lawsuit credits the mezuzah with his successful recovery from three strokes and an amicable divorce.

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That is absolutely horrendous and ludicrous. When I placed my mezzuzah outside of my door,I had thoughts that I might be asked to remove it, but I don'think that will happen. It really bothers me that "so-called" christrians are so insensitive. What is more hypocritical than "so-called" christians who disrepect the Jewish people while allegedly basing their "religion" on belief in the one they claim is the "Promised Jewish Messiah" of the Tanach. "Have you ever heard such a piece of mishegoss?"

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