`Shalom' Provokes Street Fight In New Jersey.
The city council of Scotch scotch 1
tr.v. scotched, scotch·ing, scotch·es
1. To put an abrupt end to: The prime minister scotched the rumors of her illness with a public appearance.
2. Plains Township, N.J., has agreed to a compromise that will allow a short, dead end street to carry two official names, ending a debate over charges of favoritism toward a local synagogue synagogue (sĭn`əgŏg) [Gr.,=assembly], in Judaism, a place of assembly for worship, education, and communal affairs. The origins of the institution are unclear. One tradition dates it to the Babylonian exile of the 6th cent. B.C. .
Controversy erupted in June, when the township agreed to a request by Temple Beth Israel Beth Israel, which means "House of Israel" in Hebrew, could refer for:
Used as a traditional Jewish greeting or farewell.
[Hebrew Way. No other building currently has an address on the small street, and temple members sought to honor the 50th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel with the name change.
Many residents opposed the change after the vote was announced and insisted the street be renamed Cliffwood Street.
On Oct. 6, the council agreed to a compromise where the street will carry a "dual designation" and both names will be accepted and recognized as being official street names.