Friday, July 07, 2006

Eruvin in the News: An Interesting (But Not Kosher) Innovation ― An Eruv That Can’t Be Ripped

My Next-Generation Laser Eruv System

By Elliott Malkin

Because the physical integrity of an eruv is essential to its symbolic function, a breach in any portion of it renders it useless, which is why the entire circumference of an eruv, usually miles in length, is customarily inspected prior to every Sabbath. Read on ...

An idea whose time has come? I think not. My dear readers, can you tell me why this is not a kosher eruv?