Friday, June 13, 2008

Eruvin in the News: Westmount, Quebec

Westmount Eruv Okayed

By Dan Delmar

Westmount’s council unanimously passed a resolution last month allowing a local synagogue to put up a thin fishing line on utility poles circling most of the city, an installation deemed necessary by conservative and Orthodox Jews.

The line, called an Eruv, symbolically joins private domains to public ones, allowing for the carrying of small items outside one’s home permissible on Shabbat. Read on...