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Chicago Officials Force Closure of Chabad Center

From the Bucktown Patch:

The city has forced the Bucktown Wicker Park Chabad Jewish Center’s Living Room to close after inspectors found it to be under breach of building code violations. The center–located at 1630-1632 N. Milwaukee Ave.–was ordered closed on Oct.2. Inspectors reportedly found leaking sewer gas, an open elevator shaft, and exposed electrical wires in the building.

According to DNAinfo, the center’s director Rabbi Yosef Moscowitz said Wednesday that the center is working to resolve the issues. Moscowitz–who is also the executive director of Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois–said “there’s been an outpouring of support from the community.”

“We are in the midst of celebrating the Holiday of Sukkot when we live in ‘temporary dwellings’ and are commanded to be joyous. So as we double down in celebration and sharing joy with others, we are so grateful to our incredible community who is standing firmly by our side,” Moscowitz said.

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  • 1. Yankel wrote:

    If you were born in the USA, you should be able to speak our language. When people breach the law, that means that they are breaking the law.

  • 2. Yankel wrote:

    The Chabad center, supposedly, was “in breach of the building code.” Your broken English, saying that they violated (breached) the violations, is hilarious and depressing at the same time. Are you a recent immigrant to this country? (Again, “in” breach, not “under breach.”)

  • 3. shlomo wrote:

    to Yankel
    Chabad is no place for grammar nazi even if you are not jew but native american))


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