Sunday, March 07, 2010

Eruvin in the News: Marlboro, NJ

Marlboro Votes to Establish Jewish Sabbath Boundary

By Alesha Williams Boyd

MARLBORO — The township will join about 25 communities in New Jersey in establishing an eruv for the local Orthodox Jewish community.

An eruv is an area where observant Jews may travel on the Sabbath without the traditional Sabbath prohibitions on such activities as carrying keys or pushing carriages. Eruvin boundaries often are identified by walls, bodies of water and wire running over or along the sides of utility poles. Read on...