Monday, December 17, 2007

Eruvin in the News: Boulder, CO 2

Boundary May Simplify Boulder Jews' Sabbath

Council May Grant Lease Allowing Right-of-way for Eruv

By Ryan Morgan

An Orthodox Jewish congregation in Boulder is just a few regulatory hurdles away from having an easier Sabbath.

On Tuesday night, the Boulder City Council will consider whether to grant a lease to the Congregation Aish Kodesh to build an eruv, or religious boundary. Orthodox Jews are forbidden on the Sabbath from doing any sort of work outside the home — including mundane tasks like carrying a wallet in a pocket or carrying a child. An eruv provides a large, unbroken boundary inside which people can go about their business on the Sabbath. Read on ...