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Op-Ed: Dry Cleaners Show Their True Colors

A Lubavitch Crown Heights resident tells of his shock and dismay at the anti Semitic posters hanging in the non-Jewish owned Happy Dry Cleaners on Kingston Avenue, and what he says we should be doing about it. Full Story

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October 9, 2020 12:35 am

Its makes me sick when I see a line by that cleaners. And when you support the yid the money comes back to the neighborhood

How about shock and dismay
Reply to  100%
October 9, 2020 10:52 am

At those who are deliberately and selfishly defying all the orders of the city, the rabbonim, and the CH doctors???

October 9, 2020 12:36 am

FYI. There’s another store next to the cleaners wich is kosher and owned by Chinese.

Reply to  Yankel
October 9, 2020 11:38 am

They’re never opened. During simchas bais hashoeva they were closed!!

Thank you!
October 9, 2020 12:37 am

100% agree

They need to go
October 9, 2020 12:50 am

Support jewish laundrymats/Drycleaners

Boycott is the best option in this case.
October 9, 2020 12:59 am

If we as a community will not boycott them they will not learn a lesson.

Thank you
October 9, 2020 1:02 am

This definitely needed to be said and refreshed, well said

October 9, 2020 1:11 am

I always used to go to Happy Cleaners.
I decided last year that even though a Jewish cleaners may take a day longer and be 25 cents more I will start supporting a Jewish owned cleaner and Hashem will send me the extra money for supporting his children.
I never looked back. And I’m happy that I’m supporting a Jewish family that appreciates it.

Power washing
October 9, 2020 1:22 am

Looking for exterior home cleaning and want to support a frum business?

October 9, 2020 1:25 am

wow. nice detailed post. But I think your message got diluted by your covid-antisemitic angle. Behavior of many in CH to flagrantly not wear masks in close proximity to others is a serious social and halachic issue. I actually salute the cleaner for posting those items even though it might hurt their business. They probably wear masks and want their clients to wear them, and want the community in which they have business to wear them.

Had you just made your point about supporting jewish businesses, it would have stood well on its own steam.

You are wrong
Reply to  detailed
October 9, 2020 8:18 am

They don’t always wear masks and have been seen multiple times making deliveries walking in to buildings not wearing masks…

Reply to  detailed
October 9, 2020 8:33 am

That has nothing to do with his blatant anti semitism. Save the non mask wearing comment for another time. Now you stand up for your OWN! Maybe it’s time for you to move out of the Shchuna and its inhabitants that our Rebbe loved so much. A Jew stands up for a Jew, no matter what!

Yes, I will stand up for my own, BUT
Reply to  Disturbed
October 9, 2020 10:51 am

“My own” are the people who care enough to wear masks. “My own” are not the thoughtless ones – even in black hats and beards – who flagrantly defy city laws, halachic edicts and medical guidance of the ones who are really ‘my own’!

Reply to  Disturbed
October 9, 2020 2:13 pm

And the Rebbe would be happy with you kicking someone out of the Shechuna? What’s wrong with you?
How dare you speak to another Jew like that!

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Reply to  detailed
October 9, 2020 10:31 am

They have every right to request all customers wear masks. So posts signs asking that. Do NOT post anti Semitic newspaper headlines. Especially when ur customer base is all Jewish.

Would never step in to Regency Cleaners
October 9, 2020 1:43 am

They treated me worse than anti-semites.

Anyone who supports lockdown.
October 9, 2020 1:47 am

Supports Anti-Semites.

A Yiddisha mama...
Reply to  Anyone who supports lockdown.
October 13, 2020 11:15 pm

Absolutely not true, a selfish and uneducated comment. Wear your mask and socially distance. That’s the only way we will beat this plague. Be responsible citizens!

Right on.
October 9, 2020 1:53 am

It’s time to support our own. Double points if they support our own by hiring our own.

Happy not so happy
October 9, 2020 2:26 am

I can’t understand how that place does so well. I went in there about 5 years ago and the lady was rude over 25 cents. Never went back. The patronage they received ((read: gelt)) has always surprised me. That picture of the long line also I remember. Sometime maybe it’s convenient to go to a close place, but according to the Torah we should (Halacha?) make it a point to seek out jewish businesses.

October 9, 2020 2:38 am

It is good to support our own but why do so people in C H not wear masks and social distancing, did they forget what happened around Purim

October 9, 2020 3:01 am

Unhappy cleaners, more like it.

Jewish Money 2go2 Jewish stores!
October 9, 2020 3:23 am

That’s the Jewish way!

We should not support ungrateful chotzpa!

October 9, 2020 3:26 am

What about the anti semitic part??!!!
That’s quite huge if we as a community dont speak up or do some who will?
Before you know iy cs”v ww3 brakes out…
That’s how it started with little things till it got bigger to what it became.

its a halacha
October 9, 2020 3:29 am

Eisav hates yaakov.

Anyone ask the Asian owner re this picture?
October 9, 2020 3:33 am

Looks like fake news being spread by a yidesher cleaners. This was done before
After it’s found to be bs we will owe her an apology.

Old news
October 9, 2020 3:38 am

I’ve stopped going there for years
Real horrible people there.
We shouldn’t be supporting such people.

Will never shop there
October 9, 2020 4:49 am

Did they also hang up pictures of the BLM looting . Burning. Hurting .. ??

You mixed 2 important topics in to one article
October 9, 2020 5:39 am

First thing, after this disgusting and awful message from happy cleaners he must learn the lesson. I will beli neder never walk in to this store to use their laundry services. It is impossible that he will come and enjoy and make a fortune from our Kapotas, taleisim, tsitsis, and so many shabbos elegant clothes that you can find only in a Jewish neighborhood, and from the other side disrespect and be anti Semitic. It is not that we find that he doesn’t like Jewish people, it is much worse. They stated and displayed their anti Semiticem on the wall… Read more »

100% agree
October 9, 2020 6:42 am

I Agree 100% with this article, one point please Yidden all over the world, try to support your fellow Jew when ever possible. We are all one big family, support each other in these hard times. Thank you

So so important- thank you!!!
October 9, 2020 6:49 am

All points true- support our community!

October 9, 2020 7:04 am

Can someone explain why he is an anti Semite and why are ppl boycotting him if we was just trying to implement what the rule of the land is and what is endorsed by rabonim all over – wear a mask and practice distancing

That’s what you got from this incident?
October 9, 2020 7:39 am

How about Jew should stop making a chillul Hashem and twig covid precautions?

I will stand there with this picture outside store
October 9, 2020 7:53 am

We should stand there for the next few weeks on Friday with big signs of this image and discourage all Frum Jews from shopping there. FOREVER.

I can’t believe any sane Jews person who sees this Blatant Image that was hung up right in front of their noses, and would continue to shop there.

This is unreal and Unimaginable

Yossi Smetana

It’s too late. They we’re HUNG UP there.

October 9, 2020 8:16 am

They are very nasty as well. Not sure why we ever supported them. No one should use them. We have plenty of our own.

October 9, 2020 8:59 am

Fear makes people do crazy things. They listen to the government which says wear masks and socially distance. The owners look around crown heights and see no masks and no social distance. From the plastic curtains in pic all over the cleaners-I guess some customers are walking in without masks and they are afraid of getting Covid and dying. Maybe they lost family in China due to Covid. It was a mistake to hang daily news headlines but that was fear driving them. It’s not always about “us Jews”. Be kind and be a dugma Chaya.

Reply to  Fear
October 9, 2020 11:40 am

But still no reason to go there.

October 9, 2020 9:31 am

I always have a great experience at regency. Good service and always reliable

October 9, 2020 9:40 am

I gave in my husband’s Talis to be cleaned in the non jewish store on Kingston Ave. The fold was done wrong he had to bring it back to be repressed and still not done good.
I gave in another Talis in the Clean Spot the job was immaculate and $3 dollars cheaper.
Our own need our buisness.

Jewish cleaners
October 9, 2020 10:05 am

There are several Jewish owned cleaners in ch
2 on kingston
One on Albany
One on troy
Don’t be lazy and pick up your stuff before they close before shabbos.
It can’t be bec of convenience
We need to supports our own
Let’s see how busy it is next week or if everyone forgets

October 9, 2020 10:17 am

Maybe we got the virus from THEIR COUNTRY CHINA. Actually not MAYBE but FOR SURE!!!

October 9, 2020 10:34 am

All I see here is everyone saying they haven’t been going there for years yet every time i pass by on a daily basis I see at least a half dozen yiddin waiting there so let’s all stop going I b”h can say although I live closer to the goyishe cleaners then any Yiddish one i go out of my may every single time for over 20 years to give parnasa to a Yid and to all those holy yiddin there are actually hallochos about going to a goy verses a yid ask a rav if you need hope there… Read more »

Reply to  Residents
October 9, 2020 4:57 pm

Correct, Most Local CH Residents Don’t go to this Goyishe Cleaners anyways, But since this cleaners is in Prime Prime Central Location near 770, All the Kvutza & 770 Bocherim both Israeli & American & even CH Bocherim alike, Dorm Bocherim in our local yeshivas, Basically Most Bocherim fully use this cleaners, So If someone here knows any contacts from the Kvutza for any & all the different Kvutza programs, Please reachout to them, Show them this Article & tell them to notify their bocherim not to use this cleaners, and give them the list of all the 6 Yiddishe… Read more »

Reply to  Bocherim
October 11, 2020 10:02 pm

So maybe instead of just commenting here maybe be a little practical and stand outside on Sunday and Wednesday (the days when’s when most Bochurim go there and tell them because most them won’t see this article

Crazy if you go there
October 9, 2020 11:09 am

If you go there after this you are simply crazy. What will it take you to stop going there, them hanging up a sign NO JEWS ALLOWED? This is straight out of germany hanging up derogatory pictures of yidden on stores. NO JEW SHIULD STEP FOOT IN THERE EVER!

I can't believe you are calling me crazy
Reply to  Crazy if you go there
October 9, 2020 11:55 am

Do you even know me? Do you know if I might have a special reason or whatever.

I just can’t believe after the goyim do this to us you are still calling me crazy.

Jews never learn.

Grateful We Left
October 9, 2020 12:35 pm

All the owners had to say. No one allowed in store without a Mask. Anything more is anti semitism. I could never understand why people wait till the last moment to pick up or drop off cleaning. They forgot yom tov is coming? Take your money elsewhere !

Never Went There
October 9, 2020 12:56 pm

Have no plans to ever go there. Their own bad business practices and brand of customer ‘service’ show they are their own worst enemy.

Only by yidden
October 9, 2020 1:37 pm

If this happened with any other demographic, there would be a boycott, and if by the BLMs, this store would have been torched. Just yesterday, Yelp added a feature allowing anyone to tag any business as racist, so in the world this type of thing would lead to that business being closed. By yidden we just keep going like sheep.

Kapas Cleaners (regency cleaners) Kingston & Crown
October 9, 2020 5:12 pm

Always receiving my business, happy to support.

Beautiful Jewish establishment

Who said anti Semitic??
October 9, 2020 5:25 pm

They posted news articles posting is anti Semitic?? Maybe they just wanted to show people the news! Why so quick to judge?

From Israel after ST
October 10, 2020 12:50 pm

We lived in CH for 30 years and used their store on and off for years. The owners still know us by name (we dropped stuff off there when we last visited), and always were accommodating and greeted us by name. So I want to tell them directly: WE WILL NEVER USE YOUR STORE AGAIN, if you are the last cleaners on earth. And I hope our children, friends and former neighbors do the same. I suggest you sell up because you’ll never make any money from the Jewish community again. Nothing you say, no excuses, no apology, can take… Read more »

Excellent article
October 12, 2020 9:54 am

…and well said. May G-d deliver us from the fanatics, both in business and government!

Seichel flatbusher
October 12, 2020 12:11 pm

this is a wonderful article . of ahavas yisrael . [ there are halachos about this. ayin sham] HOWEVER the last paragraph is simply a FALSE and selfish understanding of the stories! ” Anti Semitic incident that happened … an Anti Semitic … Both of these businesses did not allow Jewish people to enter, telling anyone who was visibly Jewish – who were wearing face masks – that they are banned due to what they said is a lot of COVID cases in the frum communities “. Well if thats what they said – then its not antisemitic at all !!!… Read more »

to seichel flatbusher
October 12, 2020 3:22 pm

why must we always bend over backwards to give outsiders the benefit of the doubt while rarely doing so for our own? please don’t tell me that outsiders may directly or indirectly harm our people if we don’t bend over backwards to accept their shortcomings b’sever panim yafote; one thing’s for sure: it certainly will result in harm to our people if we don’t bend over backwards to give them the benefit of the doubt. as noted, if you truly feel a heimisheh establishment doesn’t deserve your business for whatever reason, you have the choice of using another jewish establishment.… Read more »

Seichel flatbusher
Reply to  to seichel flatbusher
October 15, 2020 2:43 pm

you wrote “why must we always bend over backwards to give outsiders the benefit of the doubt while rarely doing so for our own?” 1 -this is not called bending over… its basic sense. 2- bending… for our own – perhaps we should more often. Theres a mishna in pirkei avot, and halachos and hahskafot [ see sefer chafetz chayim] about when we are obligated to , when we may,[ or should – midat chassidut] and when we shouldn’t. BUT that has nothing to with my point here. 3 – the rest of your comment , is totally not about… Read more »

China virus
October 12, 2020 5:10 pm

I find it funny that the chinese are lecturing us about covid…