The Thin Jew Line

Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 09:18 AM

The Daily Show had a segment last week about a controversy about an eruv in Westhampton Beach, NY. If you have no idea what an eruv is, you were like me. Apparently, an eruv, a practice observed by orthodox or observant Jews, is an enclosure around a community that allows for the carrying of things -- as in, the transportation of objects -- on the Sabbath. Which apparently you're not supposed to do.