An Eruv (pronounced Ay-Roov) is a term used for the physical structure which joins multiple areas to make one large area called a R’shus HaYachid (private domain). Once a R’shus HaYachid has been created, it is permissible (according to Jewish Law) to carry objects on Shabbat and Yom Kippur within the boundaries of the Eruv. The plural […]
Here you will find ideas how anyone can get involved to help their local Eruv. Most Eruv leadership appreciate assistance from their community. Contact your local Eruv Leadership: Volunteer to check Regularly (weekly) Volunteer to check Irregularly (Some Eruvin do thorough checks every 6 months) Become a Backup checker Offer to help make repairs Become […]
By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz This article was originally published on www.ohr.edu. The title of this article will probably engender much inquisitiveness. What exactly is a karpef? No, it is not a type of French pastry, nor is it referring to the vegetable dipped into saltwater at the Pesach Seder. Rather, it is a term used to refer to […]
Thank you to Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Berman for providing the National Eruv Initiative with Eruvin Terminology. On the link below you will find a comprehensive list of Eruv terms that one should be familiar with, whether you are involved in the maintenance of an Eruv or learning about the Eruv. The terminology does not have […]
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R’shus HaRabbim is translated as a Public Domain. A true R’shus HaRabbim cannot be converted into a R’shus HaYachid (Private Domain) with the standard method for erecting an Eruv utilizing a Tzuras HaPesach. The R’shus HaRabbim will remain forbidden (by Jewish Law) to carry items to and from it, as well as within it (for more than 4 […]
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This introduction is based on the Shulchan Aruch: Shin Mem Hey: Sif Beis (345:2). A Tel HaMislaket is a hillside which has a steep slope and can be used as a wall. This particular slope is based on the Talmudic definition for a Tel HaMislaket of “within a distance of four Amos [cubits] the rise of the hill […]
This introduction is based on the Shulchan Aruch: Shin Shamech Beis (345). A mechitza is a wall or fence. Requirements The minimum height of a mechitza is 10 tefachim from the ground. The bottom of a mechitza must be connected to the ground. A mechitza can not sway in a common wind. Measurements 1 tefach […]
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There are many people involved in the running of a community Eruv. Because of the different aspects involved, there are many different types of leadership positions that exist. Some of these roles overlap, depending on the community. To find out more about how your Eruv is managed, or to learn how you can get involved in your […]