Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Eruvin in the News: Sacramento, CA

New Boundary Opens Doors for Arden Arcade Jews

By Jennifer Garza

Marijke Melman stepped out of her Arden Arcade home Saturday to begin the three-block trek to the synagogue with her two small children.

In the past, the walk could take up to an hour because her kids – Erez, 3, and Yosha, 1 1/2 – would get tired and need to rest. On this Jewish Sabbath day, they arrived at the synagogue within 10 minutes.

The difference? For the first time, Melman and other Orthodox Jews in the Sacramento area were allowed to push strollers outside on the Sabbath. Read on...