Friday, July 06, 2007

Eruvin in the News: Borehamwood, London 2

Stuck Inside On the Sabbath

Last night, borough councillors were due to vote on planning permission for an eruv, a symbolic religious zone, in Borehamwood. Tessa Roberts speaks to Orthodox Jews to find out why it is so important for them.

Efrat Arnold, 27, of Theobald Street, has been confined to her home every Sabbath since moving to Borehamwood six months ago.

She has two children, aged two years and four months, but cannot take them out in a buggy on a Friday evening or Saturday, or carry them to a friend's house over the road. Read on ...