Friday, January 14, 2011

Eruvin in the News: Westhampton Beach, NY 23

Hamptons Religious Fight Starts Up

By Jessica DiNapoli

The battle over a symbolic religious boundary in the Hamptons is heating up again.

The East End Eruv Association filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Thursday claiming that local officials are infringing on their religious freedom by not allowing them to create an eruv encircling Quogue, Westhampton Beach and unincorporated areas of Southampton Town. An eruv is typically delineated by U-shaped PVC piping on utility poles and allows observant Jewish people to push and carry objects on the Sabbath, activities usually forbidden. Read on...