Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Eruvin in the News: Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto Eruv Approved -- After Eight Years

Orthodox Jewish Boundary Will Be Strung Around Palo Alto

By Molly Tanenbaum

A 13-mile-long eruv, a border that will allow Orthodox Jews to carry objects from home to their synagogue on the Sabbath, will be constructed around Palo Alto after eight years of attempts to gain city approval.

"I'm looking forward to exhaling," said Rabbi Yitzchok Feldman, of Congregation Emek Beracha, who spearheaded the Palo Alto eruv effort in 1999. Read on...