The claim by Quogue trustees that permitting an eruv could be seen as "an endorsement of a particular religion" is obvious nonsense ["Quogue: Eruv would violate village codes," News, May 23]. An eruv just enables Orthodox Jews to do secular things, such as pushing a baby carriage, on the Sabbath without violating their beliefs. It does not endorse those beliefs.
An eruv is just an act of courtesy and consideration to Orthodox Jewish neighbors.
Martin W. Helgesen, Malverne