News and Media Archive

December 2011

Newsday
“Both sides see hope in judge’s ruling on eruv”
By Bart Jones and Mitchell Freedman

November 9, 2011

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Judge Dismisses Injunction That Would Have Allowed Temporary Religious Boundary”
By Lisa Finn

November 9, 2011

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
“Eruv Injunction Denied, Religious Boundary Won’t Go Up Anytime Soon”
By Erica Jackson

September 1, 2011

The Southampton Press
“Establishing Boundaries And Then Circumnavigating Them – What is the sense in having a religion with so many binding rules if you’re constantly having to figure out ways, like installing an eruv to get around them?”
By Phil Keith

August 25, 2011

The Southampton Press
“Group Plans To Enter Legal Fray – JPOE wants its day in court over religious boundary request”
By Lisa Finn

July 15-21, 2011

The Jewish World
“Uncivil War – the peaceful Hamptons aura is breached by the legal battle over the eruv”
By Nachman Steinberg

June 7, 2011

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
“Op/Ed: Government Approved Eruv Would Be Unconstitutional”
By Mark Williams, head of the First Amendment Alliance

June 3, 2011

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
“Group: Eruv Raises Constitutional Concerns”
By Erica Jackson

May 19, 2011

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
“East End Eruv Association and Local Municipalities Scheduled to Head to Court on June 14”
By Erica Jackson

March 24, 2011

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
“The Daily Show Spoofs Eruv Proposal in Westhampton Beach”
By Erica Jackson

March 6, 2011

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
“Southampton Town Board Notes: Town Hires Outside Counsel Hired in Eruv Dispute; Affordable Housing on Table”
By Lisa Finn

March 4, 2011

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
“Special Southampton Town Board Meeting”

February 6, 2011

DAN’s Hampton
“Nutley or Lawrence? The Proposed Eruv in Westhampton is a Gamble
By Dan Rattiner

February 4, 2011

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
“Westhampton Beach Officials Hire Outside Counsel to Handle Eruv Suit”
By Erica Jackson

January 28, 2011

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
“LIPA and Verizon Sues Villages and Town”
By Erica Jackson

January 13, 2011

The Wall Street Journal
“Hamptons Eruv Dispute Heads to Court”
By Sumathi Reddy

January 13, 2011

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
“East End Eruv Association Sues Local Municipalities”
By Erica Jackson

January 3, 2011

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
“Westhampton Eruv Battle Rages On: The Long Island Power Authority fails to respond to municipalities”
By Lisa Finn

December 2, 2010

Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch
“Eruv Proposal Sends Villages Scrambling for Legal Advice”
By Erica Jackson

November 16, 2010

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Quogue Village Hires Attorneys Over Eruv”
By Laura Cooper

November 4, 2010

The Southampton Press
“Verizon: Why Would You Agree To Change Our Community Forever?”
Advertisement paid for by Chuck Mansfield, Concerned East End Citizen, Verizon Shareholder

November 4, 2010

The Southampton Press
“Letter Raises More Questions – Synagogue asked law firm to investigate ways to create larger eruv”
By Will James

November 3, 2010

The Independent – Traveler Watchman
“Verizon: Why Would You Agree To Change Our Community Forever?”
Advertisement paid for by Chuck Mansfield, Concerned East End Citizen, Verizon Shareholder

November 1, 2010

Newsday
“Nonprofit gets eruv OK – Utilities approve boundary wires on poles; Opponents fear Orthodox will change area”
By Jennifer Barrios

October 12, 2010

New York Post
“Battle ‘lines’ in Hamptons”
By Selim Algar

September 29, 2010

The Independent – Traveler Watchman
“Eruv Foes Call on Town Officials”
By Lisa Finn

September 2, 2010

The Southampton Press
“Bid For An Eruv Is Back On Table”
By Will James

September 1, 2010

The Independent – Traveler Watchman
“Residents Irate Over Eruv Re-Emergence”
By Lisa Finn

June 20, 2009

Newsday
“East End trustees who clash with mayor re-elected”
By Mitchell Freedman and Chau Lam

June 17, 2009

The Independent – Traveler Watchman
“Village Elections Heat Up”
By Lisa Finn

May 20, 2009

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Four will vie for two seats on Westhampton board”
By Jessica DiNapoli

March 30, 2009

Hamptons.com
“Eruv Controversy Returns As Speculation Rises Over Suspected Attempt To Circumvent Village Approval”
By Kelly Carroll

March 25, 2009

The Independent – Traveler Watchman
“Verizon Responds to Petitions Against Eruv”
By Lisa Finn

February 19, 2009

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Hampton Synagogue Remains Silent on Boundary”
By Jessica DiNapoli

December 16, 2008

Hamptons.com
“Constitutionality of Proposed Eruv Pits Proponents of Religious And Civic Law”
By Kelly Carroll

December 3, 2008

The Jewish Week
“Westhampton Eruv”
By Alan Schechter

December 3, 2008

The Independent – Traveler Watchman
“Group Opposed to Eruv Reaches Out”
By Lisa Finn

November 25, 2008

Jewish Week
“Jewish Group Turns Up heat in Eruv Fight”
By Stewart Ain

November 24, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Group opposed to religious boundary is circulating petitions”
By Jessica DiNapoli

October 24, 2008

DAN’S PAPERS
“Unconstitutional? A Battle over Mothers with Baby Carriages in Westhampton Beach”
By Dan Rattiner

October 22, 2008

The Independent – Traveler Watchman
Editorial “The Eruv”

October 21, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Synagogue files legal brief on proposed religious boundary”
By Jessica DiNapoli

October 15, 2008

The Independent
“Eruv Controversy Escalates in Village”
By Lisa Finn

October 15, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Lawsuit may follow legal opinion on eruv”
By Jessica DiNapoli

October 15, 2008

Hamptons.com
“Anticipating Eruv Application, Two Westhampton Beach Organizations Opposed to Religious Designation Plan Strategy
By Kelly Carroll

October 15, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Group opposed to eruv urges petitions”
By Jessica DiNapoli

October 16, 2008

The Southampton Press
“Group Encourages Petitions- Anti-eruv Jews setting strategies”
By Jessica DiNapoli

October 13, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Legal opinion on eruv is likely a precursor to lawsuit”
By Jessica DiNapoli

October 12, 2008

27east is powered by the Southampton Press
Video of October 12, 2008 JPOE Meeting
Filmed By Jessica DiNapoli; Edited by Neil Salvaggio

October 6, 2008

Press Release issued by the Alliance for the Separation of Church and State for the Greater Westhampton Area, Inc.
“First Legal Review of Eruv Petition in Westhampton Beach Shows Not Only that Village Need Not Approve Eruv Petition, But Such Approval Would Violate U.S. Constitution”

October 4, 2008

The Advocate (local Greenwich/Stamford newspaper)
“Long Island village fights a ‘symbolic battle – Proposal to install an eruv causes tension”
Associate Press

October 3, 2008

DAN’S PAPERS
“ERUV: SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE ISSUE”
By Ian Stark

October 1, 2008

Netscape News
“Battle of religious symbol roils Hamptons village”
By Frank Eltman

September 30, 2008

Associated Press Writer on KOHD.com
“Fight over religions symbol roils Hamptons village”
By Frank Eltman

September 17, 2008

Hamptons.com
“Westhampton’s Anti-Eruv Group Claims 85 Percent of Village Opposed to Religious Designation”
By Kelly Carroll

September 11, 2008

The Southampton Press
“Village Counsel to Explore Eruv Issue”
By Jessica DiNapoli

September 10, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Westhampton Beach hires special counsel to examine religious boundary”
By Jessica DiNapoli

September 8, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Meeting on religious boundary leads to shouting match”
By Jessica DiNapoli

September 7, 2008

The Southampton Press
“Tempers Flare Again over Boundary”
By Jessica DiNapoli

September 5-11, 2008

Jewish World
“Why a ‘Jewish People Opposed to the Eruv’ organization?
Opinion of Arnold Sheiffer, Chairman of JPOE

September 5-11, 2008

Jewish World
“An Eruv Debate Primer – The Westhampton Beach controversy echoes other communities”
By David Gertler

September 3, 2008

The Jewish Week
“The Eruv Rav”
By Gary Rosenblatt, Editor and Publisher

September 2, 2008

Hamptons.com
“Church Meeting To Discuss eruv Postponed Until Tension Settle”
By Kelly Carroll

August 29, 2008

Dan’s Hamptons.com
“Former Westhampton Beach Deputy Mayor To Leave Hometown”
By Ian Stark

August 28, 2008

The Southampton Press
“Prayer Group Garners Attention in Village – Cape Town rabbi is renting home for religious ceremonies”
Article includes picture – “the house on Jessup Lane in Westhampton Beach, just south of the bridge, where the Beach Minyan, an Orthodox Jewish prayer group, meets on weekends during the summer.”

August 25, 2008

Newsday.com
“Eruv will be good for community – Fears of change in Westhampton Beach baseless; faithful may observe without affecting neighbors”
By Robert G. Sugarman

August 25, 2008

Religion News Service
“10 Minutes with Rabbi Marc Schneier”
By Tim Murphy

August 25, 2008

Hamptons.com
“Westhampton Beach Residents Embroiled in Religious Boundary Debate”
By Kelly Carroll

August 22-28, 2008

Jewish World
“Trip-Wire – Synagogue struggles to maintain goodwill at eruv meeting.”
By David Gertler

August 22-28, 2008

Jewish World
“Teller’s Take on the Eruv”
By Karl Grossman

August 21, 2008

The Southampton Press
“Boundary Backlash Blights Hearing”
By Jessica DiNapoli

August 21, 2008

The Southampton Press
“Village Board Seeking Outside Legal Advice”
By Jessica DiNapoli

August 20, 2008

The Independent – Traveler Watchman
“Incensed Residents Walk Out Over Eruv”
By Lisa Finn

August 20, 2008

JTA –The Global News Service of the Jewish People
“Eruv battle in Hamptons turns ugly”
By Ben Harris

August 19, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Crowd storms out of meeting at synagogue”
By Jessica DiNapoli

August 16,2008

JTA.org
“Eruv battle in the Hamptons turns ugly”
By Ben Harris

August, 15, 2008

Newsday
“Forum on boundary hits wall”
By Mitchell Freedman

August 15, 2008

Newsday.com
“Boos, walkout at Hampton Synagogue meeting on eruv”
By Mitchell Freedman

August 13, 2008

The Jewish Press
“A Hamptons Shabbos To Remember”
By Daniel Rettler

August 12, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Former deputy mayor leaving Westhampton Beach”
By Jessica DiNapoli

August 9, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Eruv planners make another pitch
The proposed eruv in Westhampton Beach is starting to change shape.”
By Jessica DiNapoli

August 7, 2008

The Jerusalem Post Online Edition
“Metro Views” Eruv fight on a summer holiday”
By Marilyn Henry

August 7, 2008

Forward.com – The Jewish Daily Forward
“Paterson Steps Into Hamptons Eruv Fray”
By Lana Gersten

August 6-14, 2008

Jewish World
“There’s a New Sheriff in Town – Gov. David Paterson backs the eruv in Westhampton Beach”
By David Gertler

August 6, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Rabbi says he’s not giving up without a fight”
By Jessica DiNapoli

August 5, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Governor voices support for religious boundary”
By Jessica DiNapoli

August 3, 2008

Newsday
“Guv weighs in on eruv – Paterson tells Hampton Synagogue effort to build controversial symbolic fence is a civil rights struggle; pledges to monitor situation”
By Mitchell Freedman

August 3, 2008

Newsday
“Paterson calls eruv issue a civil rights struggle”
By Mitchell Freedman

August 2, 2008

Newsday
“NY gov speaks at Hamptons synagogue seeking eruv”
Associated Press

July 30, 2008

27east powered by the Southampton Press
“Governor Paterson will visit Hampton Synagogue on Saturday”
By Jessica DiNapoli

July 30, 2008

27east powered by the East Hampton Press
“Approving what?”
Letter to the Editor by Morris Tuchman

June 23, 2008

Haaretz.com
“Glass ceiling for eruvs? While the number of U.S urban eruvs grows, the Westhampton eruv effort is meeting fierce local resistance.”
By Shlomo Shamir

June 22, 2008

Newsday
“Town of Southampton: Village races boil over”
By Mitchell Freedman

June 22, 2008

The New York Times
“Orthodox Jews’ Request Divides a Resort Village”
By Joseph Berger

June 19, 2008

The Southampton Press
“Anti-Eruv Ad Might Have Been Violation”
By Jessica DiNapoli

June 19, 2008

27east powered by the Southampton Press
Editorial
“We mark our ballot, part II”

June 19, 2008

27east powered by The East Hampton Press
“Expensive Fight”
Letter to the Editor by Tim Laube Westhampton Beach

June 18, 2008

27east powered by the Southampton Press
“Not-for-profit registers name associated with anti-eruv advertisement”
By Jessica DiNapoli

June 18, 2008

Newsday
“Eruv ad again stirs debate in Westhampton Beach.”
By Mitchell Freedman

June 6, 2008

DAN’S PAPERS
“Westhampton Beach Eruv Needs Explanation”
By Alexandra Wexler

June 4, 2008

The Jewish Week
“Eruv Plan Roils Tony Town in Hamptons – Nasty e-mail campaign in Westhampton Beach says Schneier wants to ‘create another Lawrence.’”
By Stewart Ain

June 2, 2008

The Real Deal – New York Real Estate News
“Jewish ritual with real estate results”
By Sarah Portlock

May 28, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Hampton Synagogue withdraws its application in Westhampton Beach for special religious boundary”
By Jessica DiNapoli

May 23, 2008

DAN’S PAPERS
“A Shock – Just an Ordinary Monthly Meeting of the Trustees in WHB”
By Dan Rattiner

May 15, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
Editorial
“Much ado about an eruv”

May 15, 2008

The New York Times
“LONG ISLAND JOURNAL; An Orthodox Version of the Hamptons”
By Marcelle S. Fischler

May 9, 2008

New York Post
“E. End Temple of Fume – Hamptons holy war”
By Selim Algar and Todd Venezia

May 9, 2008

www.wcbstv.com
“ Anti-Semitism Accusations Flying Around Hamptons”
By Jennifer McLogan

May 7, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Mayor unable to gain support for religious boundary at Westhampton Beach Trustee meeting”
By Jessica DiNapoli

April 24, 2008

The Southampton Press
“Village Weighs Eruv Plans”
By Jessica DiNapoli

April 23, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“More discussions revolve around eruv”
By Jessica DiNapoli

April 12, 2008

Newsday.com
“Religiously symbolic Fence Sought for East End”
By Mitchell Freedman

April 10, 2008

The Southampton Press
“Planned Eruv Faces Some Close Scrutiny”
By Jessica DiNapoli

April 9, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Eruv planners make another pitch”
By Jessica DiNapoli

March 26, 2008

27east powered by The Southampton Press
“Eruv Might Face Roadblock”
By Jessica DiNapoli

March 20, 2008

Southampton Press
“Seeking Expanded Borders in Village – The Hampton Synagogue wants to create an eruv in Westhampton Beach”
By Jessica DiNapoli