MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — An Orthodox Jewish community group has sued a New Jersey town that has moved to block the group from building a religious boundary made up of white plastic piping through town.
The Bergen Rockland Eruv (A'-roov) Association and two New York residents filed the federal lawsuit Friday against the town of Mahwah. They say the town is violating their constitutional and civil rights.
Some Orthodox Jews consider the boundary, called an eruv, as being needed to allow them to do things like carry keys and push strollers on the Sabbath.
But Mahwah officials say the markers violate local laws, and they will start issuing summonses next week if it isn't removed. They haven't commented on the lawsuit.
The town lies about 33 miles (53 kilometers) northwest of New York City.