Condo Association Lowers It’s Property Value


Mesusa Verboten!

We have had many requests for a topic related to this ridiculous story. Frankly, we had not heard such a stupid story regarding Stratford in decades. Nothing comes remotely close. Oh yes, 30+ years ago there was that KKK demonstration at Penders Field/Longbrook Park, but they didn’t live here and were outnumbered by normal people 100 to 1. And sure, there was that “White Wolves” collection of teenage idiots. Hopefully they’ve all grown up (and moved away or are in jail). But this…this is just stupefying.

These are “grown-ups” and property owners. Even scarier is that they vote here too.

To recap for those who are unaware of the details; The California Street Condo Association attempted to levy a penalty of $50/day against a condo owner who attached a mezuzah to her doorpost. Apparently the sticking point for the Condo association was that it was affixed to a door post (you couldn’t see it from all directions) and not to the door itself. (One wonders if it was attached to the middle of the door and was 3 feet long……oh never mind.)

Approx 4" x 1" x 1/2"

Granted, it is no 18″ paper Easter Bunny or Santa, but it is not an obscenity either.

But to continue, why you ask did the Condo owner place the mezuzah on the doorpost at all? In our estimation it is because she is Jewish and pretty much God told her to…in writing.

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be in your heart. And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit at home, and when you walk along the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up. And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

It’s kinda like forbidding “Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come…” to be inscribed on a tiny piece of paper, inserted into a decorative little cylinder and tacked to a doorpost.

So now that this story has made it into the newspapers, wire services, television and the internet, how attractive has Stratford become? We are now the bigotry capitol of Connecticut. Thank you California Condo Association. By the way, when a condo becomes available I would skip the ad in the Jewish Ledger if I were you.


12 Responses to “Condo Association Lowers It’s Property Value”

  1. 1 jezebel282

    We hope that someone from the California Condo Association responds here. However since the story here only appears in print, maybe someone can read it aloud to them?

  2. Wrong Condo pic- the right one is at 40 California Street. But correct thinking-

  3. 3 jezebel282

    Mr. Watson,

    “Wrong Condo pic- the right one is at 40 California Street.”


  4. 4 paradisegreen

    LMAO! Your commentary is priceless Jez! I was trying to ignore the stupidity of that situation and pretend that it didn’t happen in Stratford but, like every other idiotic thing that happens here, alas there is no hiding it. We truly do raise the bar for morons.

  5. 5 jezebel282


    “LMAO! Your commentary is priceless Jez!”

    That was nothing. If you want a real laugh (or cry?) read the proposed Town budget.

  6. 6 paradisegreen

    Yes well that is another thing I am in denial about! ūüėČ ugh. It doesn’t matter who is voted in, we just have this curse that nothing will ever get done! lol

  7. 7 jezebel282


    “Yes well that is another thing I am in denial about!”

    They say the first step is admitting you have the problem. I’m not sure what the second step is. Voting doesn’t seem to be it.

  8. 8 1george1

    A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes,
    smart enough to profit from them,
    and strong enough to correct them.
    John C. Maxwell
    Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill
    that one country is no fit to rule another country
    must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it?
    If not, we should be sincere enough to admit
    that we love evil too well to give it up.
    Mahatma Gandhi

    It is the highest form of self-respect to
    admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them.
    To make a mistake is only an error in judgment,
    but to adhere to it when it is discovered
    shows infirmity of character.
    Dale Turner

  9. 9 1cyclops

    Jezebel, are there any new employee positions in this budget? If yes, where can I find them?

  10. 10 jezebel282


    “Jezebel, are there any new employee positions in this budget? If yes, where can I find them?”

    It is very hard to tell. The way administrators (mostly) are clumped together under one big number it’s nearly impossible. That must be an accident, right?

  11. 11 1george1

    Maybe transparency is defeind differently?
    It is very hard to tell. The way administrators (mostly) are clumped together under one big number it’s nearly impossible. That must be an accident, right?

    How are Benefits broken down on Town Side & BoE?
    Where are breakdowns of all attrney issues and top 20 billings?
    Settlements? Opinionions? Justifications?
    Where are unfunded mandates?
    What are breakdowns with departments?

  12. 12 1george1

    Of the 11 comments to these posts
    Jezebel 5
    Paradise Green 2
    George 2
    Mr Watson 1
    Cyclops 1
    Professor 0

    Maybe the BUND prefers CENSORSHIP?

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