Friday, April 11, 2008

Eruvin in the News: Stamford Hill, London

‘Not in My Back Yard’: Charedi Chief Fights New Eruv Plan

By Simon Rocker

The religious leader of London’s Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations moved this week to prevent the creation of an eruv in his own back yard.

Rabbi Ephraim Padwa, head of the Union’s rabbinate, urged members of the strictly Orthodox community not to back plans for a local eruv that would cover the Charedi strongholds of Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington in North London. Read on...