Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Eruvin in the News: Westhampton Beach, NY 3

Hamptons' Edgy Holy War

By Selim Algar and Todd Venezia

May 9, 2008 -- Residents of a wealthy East End enclave are up in arms and living in fear that their tony way of life will be destroyed - all because of a quarter-inch strip of plastic.

The furor has broken out in Westhampton Beach this month, after a local synagogue asked permission to erect a symbolic plastic boundary to allow worshippers to perform physical tasks on the Sabbath. Read on...