Eruv Application to Be Heard By Quogue Village

A hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Quogue Village Hall

Village of Quogue trustees are scheduled to hear more about a , called an Eruv at 10:30 a.m. at .

The hearing was scheduled after the association submitted an application to the village in January asking for permission to install a thin wire, called lechis to 48 poles within the village. The lechis symbolize a boundary that the association says will allow Orthodox Jews to carry items they would not normally be permitted carry on the Sabbath.

The application came after in December that requested by the association. In his decision, the judge said that the association failed to go through the proper channels. He suggested the association formally apply to the villages of Quogue and Westhampton Beach and the Town of Southampton for permission to install the lechis.

The idea of an Eruv has been a controversial within the community; it also prompted the — the entities granted the association permission to use its poles, but the municipalities said the poles are in their right-of-way. The issue was also brought into the national spotlight when it was spoofed on

There is also still a discrimination suit pending in court. That suit was filed by the association against Southampton town and the villages of Quogue and Westhampton Beach. In and the association counter-filed in February.

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