If the Chabad House is torn down, it will likely be the first time in American history that a structure devoted to Jewish religious observance is destroyed by court order. A building constructed at a cost of almost one million dollars would be torn down with exceedingly traumatic consequences for Jewish students in Towson University and Goucher College. The destruction of a Jewish home away from home because it was allegedly built too close to the street and its owners were mistakenly accused of “exceed[ing] the use compatible with that of a residential property” would be an outrageous act of religious hostility.

Towson is a neighborhood that has no Jewish presence other than the Chabad House. There is no synagogue of any denomination in the vicinity. Rarely, if ever, have homes been totally demolished because of an ancient setback “covenant.”

This is not justice!