Sunday, August 03, 2008

Eruvin in the News: Westhampton Beach, NY 8

Paterson Calls Eruv Issue a Civil Rights Struggle

By Mitchell Freedman

David A. Paterson -- in his first visit to a synagogue since becoming New York's governor -- told a crowd of about 1,000 people at the Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach Saturday that their efforts to put up an eruv in the community should be seen as a civil rights struggle.

The effort to create an eruv led to a community controversy, and the synagogue is hosting a community forum to explain its request on Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. Read on...