Friday, October 27, 2006

Eruvin in the News: New York, NY 3

Wiring debate has nothing to do with cable or ’Net

By Marvin Greisman

The issue of establishing a Lower East Side eruv - the creation of a set boundary to permit activities on the Sabbath, such as carrying objects or pushing baby carriages - continues to spark a lively debate among segments of the Lower East Side Orthodox Jewish community. Read on ...

(Note Rabbi Romm is incorrect regarding Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l’s objection to the Manhattan eruv. Shishim ribo is not the issue since Manhattan is encompassed by mechitzos. Please see Part 4b: The Permissibility of a Brooklyn Eruv According to Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l and Part 4c: The Permissibility of a Brooklyn Eruv According to Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l.)