Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Town to Jewish Group: Your Boundary is out of Bounds

A dispute between the Orthodox Jewish community in Rockland County, New York and the residents of Mahwah is coming to a head.

Members of the Orthodox community have made a deal with Rockland Electric to place eruv on utility poles, which are extending into Mahwah.

Eruv are used by the Orthodox to mark off a border. On one side of the border, religious rules are relaxed. On the other side, the rules are stricter.

Mahwah officials say that this makes them signposts.

Watch News 12 Report

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If Jews didn't live in Mahwah they wouldn't put up an eruv. It has no importance other than on the sabbath and then only to people who observe the sabbath.

Perhaps this gentleman, and others, should learn about diversity and tolerance before jumping to unsubstantiated conclusions and statements.