Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Eruvin in the News: Oak Park, CA 3

Eruv in Oak Park Splits Community

By Brad A. Greenberg

OAK PARK - It seemed like a real mitzvah.

Chabad of the Conejo's 120 families would spend $20,000 on a religious structure that would benefit all local Jews.

Common in Los Angeles and most big American cities, the eruv - a thin monofilament line strung from light pole to light pole to symbolically extend a Jew's private domain to everything within the loop - would enable Jews to carry keys and push strollers on the Sabbath without violating Halacha, or Jewish law. Read on ...