Thursday, January 13, 2011

Eruvin in the News: Westhampton Beach, NY 22

East End Eruv Association Sues Local Municipalities

By Erica Jackson

The East End Eruv Association issued a press release Wednesday afternoon saying that it has filed lawsuits against the Village of Quogue, the Village of Westhampton Beach and the Town of Southampton. The association is arguing that their constitutional and civil rights have been violated in their effort to create a symbolic eruv boundary around the municipalities.

“Our efforts for rational discussion and fair treatment have been met with harsh words and obvious discrimination,” said Marvin Tenzer, president EEEA in the release. “These villages and town are violating our constitutional and civic rights by engaging in an active campaign to obstruct our ability to practice our religion.” Read on...