Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Eruvin in the News: Amsterdam

36 Years After Last Eruv, Amsterdam Jews Can Venture Out on Shabbat

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Amsterdam - Why should a group of rabbis be permitted to barricade the roads leading to the Dutch capital? Answering this question convincingly proved crucial for the historic reintroduction last month of the Jewish community's eruv, which freed hundreds of devout Dutch Jews from 36 years of weekend curfews. Read on...