Lincoln Restler, a council member, today submitted legislation to relax the prohibition on parking on the other side for the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av.
Jewish believers mark Tisha B’Av, a day of collective mourning, on the day 9 AV in the Hebrew calendar (July/August in the Gregorian calendar).
In addition to other catastrophes, it remembers the fall of Jerusalem’s first and second temples.
Jewish community members are expected to fast, pray, and take the day off from work.
“Tisha B’Av is one of the holiest and most mournful days on the Jewish calendar,” said Council Member Lincoln Restler.
“From early morning until late at night, observant Jews spend Tisha B’Av at shul. It’s an inappropriate and unrealistic burden for Jewish community members to worry about moving cars on such a meaningful day,” Restler added.
Rabbi Moishe Indig, W.J.C.C. is grateful and happy about the gesture of Restler.
“We appreciate the hard work our Honorable Council Member Lincoln Restler is doing on behalf of the entire district, especially his deep caring to accommodate the community with every detail, even with the parking regulation on the day of Tisha B’Av,” Indig said.
“Thank you, Lincoln, for your commitment and great representation,” Indig added.