Monday, February 22, 2010

Eruvin in the News: Kiryat Yovel, Jerusalem 3

Jerusalem - Activists: Police Waging War Against Secular Protesting Charedi Eruv

Jerusalem - The police have declared war on secular protest in the city, secular activists claimed after being questioned on suspicion of damaging an eruv in Kiryat Yovel, a neighborhood that has become a flashpoint of the capital's culture wars.

An eruv is a set of poles and wires marking the bounds within which religious Jews may carry objects outside their homes on Shabbat. While Jerusalem already has one maintained by the municipality, Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews have set up their own eruvs in several neighborhoods, deeming the municipal eruv insufficient. Read on...