Religion & Beliefs

Shaimos on You!

Illegal trash dumping in Jersey?  Am I supposed to be surprised by this?  Oh wait, there’s a Jewish angle: A rabbi coordinated the dumping of 2,000 trash bags full of Jewish text and clothing on private land in Lakewood during … Read More

By / April 8, 2010

Illegal trash dumping in Jersey?  Am I supposed to be surprised by this?  Oh wait, there’s a Jewish angle:

A rabbi coordinated the dumping of 2,000 trash bags full of Jewish text and clothing on private land in Lakewood during Passover. Orthodox Jews are not permitted to discard the items, called shaimos, by normal means.  <Via Salon>

Fellow Jews, damaging the environment is a bad thing.  I don’t think G to the D would really appreciate it — even if you’re tossing something with his holy name on it.  Let’s maybe think of a more constructive way of doing this.  Okay?  Thanks!