An erv, or symbolic boundary for Sabbath-observant Jews, was removed from a neighborhood on Staten Island.
The erv had been put up on utility poles around the neighborhood of a group of Hasidic Orthodox Jewish residents. They removed the opposition signs to an influx of religious Jews in their neighborhood. The necessary permission from Con Ed, Verizon, or the Transportation Department, Spectrum News reported.
The lawn signs, created by the Westerleigh Improvement Society, read: "Westerleigh Strong. We're Not Selling. ”They reported to Hasidic Jews from Brooklyn's Boro Park looking to move into the neighborhood, the Advance reported.
The Orthodox residents have submitted paperwork to local council to reattach the there are [
The Westerleigh Improvement Society said in a statement: “We are thankful that most of the Eruv has been removed, as it was installed without the required permission, required insurance, and did not follow standard or established details… We would like to call to the fact that we have a thriving community that we love, made up of people of many ethnic and religious backgrounds, and welcome our new neighbors to assimilate with us and expect and insist that we all abide by the same laws and processes. So far these normal expectations have not been demonstrated. ”
Advance Reported, citing multiple unnamed sources.
An are allowed Sabbath-observant Jews to carry objects, including carrying children or pushing a stroller, outside of their private property. On Sunday, the Chabad of Staten Island synagogue building was spray painted with the words "Synagogue of Satan."