07.06.2011 5.Siwan, 5771 Erew Schawuot; Tag 49 des Omer
Ruling comes in light of Modi'in residents' complaints about park takeovers by party goers; list of events banned in the park includes bar mitzvah and engagement parties.
Moran Levy, a resident of Modi'in for over six years, is disgusted. Every summer, she and her neighbors go into "birthday party defense mode" and prepare for the aftermath of the festivities. "All the parks here are simply filled during this season with balloons, or with clowns," Levy bemoans.
This year, the Modi'in-Maccabim-Reut Municipality has decided to introduce an official policy for anyone who uses the lawns and free facilities for events and parties. Among other things, and to the resentment of some of the parents and celebrants, the municipality has drawn up a blacklist of events that are forbidden in the park areas. The list includes bar or bat mitzvah parties, engagement and henna parties, circumcisions and weddings….