Monday, December 19, 2005

An Eruv in Karlin?

This historic document shows that there was an eruv established even in the city of Karlin where the Mishkenos Yaakov – who objected to the minhag of erecting eruvin in all cities and towns – was the rav. This document bears witness to the election of the mashgiach of the eruv, Rav Moshe Zev Wilk and it was signed by the Moreh D’Asra Hagaon Harav Dovid Friedman (zt”l, the author of She’eilas Dovid) together with 22 baalei battim on the Fourth of Kislev 1896 (see Part 2: Meoz U’Mekedem – Exploring the Historical Roots of the Machlokas Regarding Eruvin, note 30).
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