Friday, March 28, 2008

Eruvin in the News: NW London 3

Eruv ‘Friends’ Go On Glossy PR Offensive

By Simon Rocker

Supporters of the North-West London eruv have mounted an expensive public-relations exercise in a bid to demonstrate to local strictly Orthodox residents that it is usable.

Thousands of copies of an lavishly produced 160-page booklet have been delivered to Jewish homes in Hendon and Golders Green, containing endorsements for the Sabbath boundary from across the Orthodox rabbinic world.

Although the North-West London eruv became operational five years ago, under the supervision of the London Beth Din, it has been consistently opposed by the rabbinate of the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, which questions its validity under Jewish law. Read on...