Friday, January 14, 2011

Eruvin in the News: Westhampton Beach, NY 24

Lawsuit Filed in Hamptons Religious Symbol Fight

Garden City, N.Y. — A long-simmering controversy over whether Orthodox Jews can place a religious symbol on utility poles in a Hamptons community on eastern Long Island appears headed to court.

Attorneys for the East End Eruv Association have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming officials in the town of Southampton and villages of Westhampton Beach and Quogue are intentionally infringing on their religious freedom by not allowing the placement of an "eruv." Read on...