Thursday, January 13, 2011

Eruvin in the News: Westhampton Beach, NY 20

Group Pushing For Religious Boundary Files Suit

By Michelle Trauring

Advocates looking to establish a largely symbolic religious boundary in western Southampton Town filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court on Thursday, alleging that local elected officials are discriminating against Jewish people by blocking the boundary’s establishment, according to the litigation.

The East End Eruv Association, a not-profit group that has been pushing for the establishment of the boundary, called an eruv, since last year, and a handful of local residents are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which, among other things, demands that the villages of Westhampton Beach and Quogue, as well as Southampton Town, drop all objections to the boundary’s establishment. Read on...