Sunday, July 04, 2010

Eruvin in the News: St Ives, Australia 4

Residents Draw Line Over Jewish Boundary

By Josephine Tovey

It is a spiritual boundary made from wire just one centimetre thick but a planned Jewish eruv around St Ives has divided residents of the upper north shore suburb.

Jewish residents of St Ives have long tried to create an eruv around the suburb: a zone marked by overhead wire within which orthodox Jews are permitted to carry objects out of doors on their sabbath and holy days, which would otherwise be forbidden. Read on...