Monday, January 03, 2011

Eruvin in the News: Westhampton Beach, NY 19

Westhampton Eruv Battle Rages On

By Lisa Finn

The Long Island Power Authority and Verizon have yet to respond to correspondence from the Village of Quogue and Town of Southampton regarding a proposal by the East End Eruv Association to create an eruv boundary on utility poles around parts of Quogue, Westhampton Beach and the Town of Southampton.

An eruv is symbolic boundary erected so Torah-observant Orthodox Jews can push strollers or engage in tasks otherwise not allowed on the Sabbath. Read on...