Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Eruvin in the News: Lynn, MA 2

Lynn Synagogue Hangs Hopes On Planned Eruv

Project Will Help Bring Jews Back to the City

By Kristin Erekson

In addition to the breathtaking ocean views and salty sea air, there will soon be another perk for the Jewish community in Lynn.

Orthodox Rabbi Avraham Kelman of Congregation Ahabat Sholom and his congregants have recently announced the planned construction of the Lynn eruv, a halachically-approved string that will hang from telephone poles to form an unbroken circle around the houses and buildings of the Jewish community. The ancient custom, which was first practiced more than 2,000 years ago, enables individuals living inside the eruv district to carry objects to a desired location outside of their homes on Shabbat. Read on ...