Friday, June 15, 2007

Eruvin in the News: Center City, PA

Center City Eruv Up and Running


By Bryan Schwartzman
June 14, 2007

As of June 1, the Center City eruv was officially up and running, more than and a year-and-a-half after Mayor John F. Street signed a law that approved its construction.

An eruv consists of a series of symbolic barriers that surround an area within which observant Jews are permitted under halachah to carry things outside of the home on Shabbat, an act normally forbidden. Read on...