Friday, March 07, 2008

Eruvin in the News: Denver, Co

"Invisible" Line Defines Neighbors

By Susan Greene

A piece of string is the binding thread in a tapestry of pious Jews moving east of the Denver Tech Center.

It's called an eruv — a symbolic wall that allows exceptions to strict rabbinical laws forbidding work, including lifting babies and carrying keys, outside the home on Sabbath.

Eruvs stretch the boundaries of that private space to include whole neighborhoods. This one in Greenwood Village is threaded from streetlamps to telephone poles, zig- zagging through housing tracts and chain-restaurant parking lots. Read on ...