Shun Slumlords

Shun Slumlords

Your Editorial, “Running An Anti-Semitic Race in NYC” (April 28), went after the wrong culprit, though you properly condemned Thomas Lopez-Pierre.

The real culprit here is the Jewish establishment, including the shuls and the rabbis. The Editorial noted: “Unfortunately, there have been high-profile cases of observant Jewish slumlords …” The Orthodox community sometimes shuns a man who refuses to give his agunah wife a get, or religious divorce. The same shunning should exist for those high-profile Jewish slumlords. Before you blame the Democratic Party, the shuls should turn away those slumlords from their congregations. The Jewish Week and the other members of the Jewish press and media need to do the same.

Holliswood, Queens

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