Thursday, November 06, 2008

Eruvin in the News: Baltimore, MD

City Adds 2nd 'Eruv' Religious Zone

By Annie Linskey

Most city residents haven't noticed the thin lines added to telephone poles in North Baltimore, creating a nearly invisible perimeter around the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus and surrounding neighborhoods.

But for the Orthodox Jews who live within those neighborhoods, the wires create a symbolic wall, or eruv, which allows them to carry loads on the Sabbath within its borders. Read on...