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.

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An eruv is just an act of courtesy and consideration to Orthodox Jewish neighbors.

Martin W. Helgesen, Malverne