Monday, November 29, 2010

Eruvin in the News: Cresskill, NJ

Cresskill’s Jews Get a New Eruv

By Alexa Kravitz

After the sun sets Friday on the Borough of Cresskill, Shabbat-observant Jews can walk to shul carrying their tallit bags and pushing their baby strollers, thanks to the town’s newly constructed eruv.

Literally, an eruv is a small piece of black plastic or rubber over the town’s telephone poles. Figuratively, it is symbolic fence that encloses a safe space for observant Jews to carry items such as keys or tallit bags or push baby strollers on Shabbat and holidays, when they are forbidden from carrying anything in public spaces. On Nov. 10, Cresskill put up an eruv, thrilling the local Jewish community, according to Rabbi Mordechai Shain, director of Tenafly’s Lubavitch on the Palisades, which spearheaded the effort to create the eruv. Read on...

Eruvin in the News: Borehamwood, London 11

Eruv to 'Go Live' in Borehamwood and Elstree This Weekend

By Suruchi Sharma

A symbolic religious boundary to allow Orthodox Jews to carry out tasks usually prohibited on the Sabbath will be used for the first time this weekend across Borehamwood.

The original planning application for the boundary was passed in 2007 and amendments to the plan were unanimously approved by Hertsmere Borough Council's planning committee in November last year. Read on...

Eruvin in the News: Stanmore, London 4

Expanded Stanmore Eruv Plan is Approved

By Robyn Rosen

An application for an expanded Stanmore eruv has been approved by Harrow Council.

The original application was passed by the council in June of last year but the eruv committee decided to extend the north and south boundaries.

Additional streets include Hilltop Way, Fallowfield, Aylmer Close, Little Common, Abercorn Road, Belmont Lane, Oak Tree Close, Acorn Close, Golf Close, Courtens Mews and Wolverton Road. It will cover Stanmore Synagogue and some small minyanim and will border the Edgware eruv. Read on...

Eruvin in the News: Stanmore, London 3

Permission Granted to Complete Eruv

Approval has been granted to create an Eruv in Stanmore, which will be the largest area of its kind in London.

The Eruv is a symbolic boundary used by Orthodox Jews which allows greater freedom and easier mobility on the Sabbath. Read on...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Eruvin in the News: Stanmore, London 2

Harrow Council Grants Permission to Expand Stanmore Eruv


By Jack Royston

An area of Stanmore where Orthodox Jews can break tradition on the Sabbath will become part of the biggest of its kind in London.

The boundaries of the Eruv will be extended to link it to one in Edgware, allowing those who follow the faith to do day-to-day tasks like pushing prams and carrying shopping on the religion's holy day. Read on...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eruvin in the News: Westhampton Beach, NY 17

Quogue Village Hires Attorneys Over Eruv


The Quogue Village Board on Friday agreed to spend up to $20,000 on private attorneys, asking them to investigate whether or not a non-profit interested in creating a symbolic Jewish religious boundary can legally do so without securing village approval. Read on...

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Eruvin in the News: Westhampton Beach, NY 16 ― Anti-Orthodox Bias Rears its Ugly Head Yet Again

Nonprofit Gets Preliminary OKs For Hamptons Eruv

A nonprofit formed to create an eruv in the Hamptons has received preliminary permission from two utilities to use their poles in creating the symbolic religious border in the Westhampton Beach area.

The East End Eruv Association, a nonprofit created in March, had applied to Verizon and the Long Island Power Authority for permission to string wires on their utility poles to create the eruv. Read on...