Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Eruvin in the News: Queens, NY 3

Eruv Extended to Six Neighborhoods

By Bob Doda

Those that observe Torah law in six Queens communities will now be able to move about freely on the Sabbath and during the High Holy Days thanks to a yearlong process which culminated at Queens Borough Hall last week.

The Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – with the help of prominent community rabbis – have extended an eruv – a wire connected to light posts creating an enclosed boundary – linking six communities to the nursing and rehabilitation center, allowing those who practice Torah law to travel within those confines while carrying items during the Sabbath. The objective of the extension was to allow members of the community to push strollers and visit loved ones at Margaret Tietz without obstructing Torah law. Read on...