Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Eruvin in the News: Jerusalem 9

Jerusalem Arabs View ‘Eruv’ as New Political Border

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Jews and Arabs have found a new issue over which to argue — the “eruv” that marks the limits where Jews can carry objects on the Sabbath without violating a Torah prohibition. The eruv can be a natural boundary, such as a river or cliff, but in urban areas it often is a high wire.

It has been the focus of several secular-religious battles, both between Israeli secular and observant Jews and between Jews and non-Jews outside of the Jewish State. Read on...