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U.S. judge dismisses Long Island eruv lawsuit

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NEW YORK (JTA) — One of three federal lawsuits filed in connection with a proposed eruv enclosure in a suburban New York beach community was dismissed.

U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Wexler dismissed a suit on Monday brought by a group of Jewish residents on Long Island opposed to the construction of the eruv, an enclosure that permits religious Jews to carry items in public on the Sabbath, The New York Times reported. 

Proponents of the eruv in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., are affiliated with the Orthodox Hampton Synagogue, which has had repeated run-ins with local residents fearing an influx of Orthodox Jews to the seaside community. 

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