Jewish Boundary Markers Stir Tension Even in Diverse New Jersey Town – Bloomberg

One side says the fight in Mahwah, New Jersey, over plastic pipes clamped to utility poles is rooted in anti-Semitism.

“In the Hamptons, when Obama was president, there was a lot of hatred,” said Yehudah Buchweitz, a Manhattan attorney involved in the eruv cases in Westhampton, New York, and Mahwah.

State Attorney General Christopher Porrino has posted a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever has vandalized eight other utility poles in Mahwah to which the eruv markers were fixed.

The township of nearly 26,000 has some 20 Christian, Hindu and Jewish houses of worship, whose leaders in March were among community members who condemned the painting of swastikas in Mahwah and Ridgewood.

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