Thursday, June 19, 2008

Eruvin in the News: Westhampton Beach, NY 5

Eruv Ad Again Stirs Debate in Westhampton Beach

By Mitchell Freedman

Earlier this year, the Westhampton Beach Village Board wrestled with whether to approve an eruv, a symbolically fenced area where many Orthodox Jews feel free to perform tasks otherwise proscribed on the Sabbath, such as pushing a baby carriage or even carrying house keys.

Several heated village board meetings later, Rabbi Marc Schneier of the Hampton Synagogue suspended the request until the fall. Read on...