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NY landlady sued for removing mezuzah
Orthodox Jew from Long Island claims he was evicted after refusing to take ritual object off his door. 'She informed me this is a Christian residence,' he says
An Orthodox Jew from Long Island has sued his landlady after reporting she evicted him for refusing to remove a mezuzah from his door, according to the New York Post.

 

The 53-year-old Arye Sachs claims his allegedly anti-Semitic landlady, Margarit Pascale, repeatedly commanded him to remove the mezuzah from the door of his North Babylon apartment.

 

"Pascal informed me this residence is a Christian residence, and if I will not remove my mezuzah, I will be out ‘on the street,'" Sachs said.

 

The mezuzah was a family heirloom that came down from his grandfather, who survived the Holocaust, Sachs said. He went on to call it a "priceless, irreplaceable protector" which he attests helped him recover from three separate strokes.

 

The mezuzah even helped him get through a divorce, which he calls "one of the most amicable and peaceful divorces known to man."

 

That is some mezuzah.

 

Sachs claims that the mezuzah was missing when he returned home from a trip, and was later evicted for not complying with Pascale's demands.

 

Sachs has since issued a Brooklyn federal lawsuit against Pascale.

 

Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life

 

 

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