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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


“The Jerusalem Municipality initially announced that they will deal with the issue of ‘pirated Eruv poles’ [1]. However, they do not currently have an updated map of where these poles are located. Secular residents are protesting and claiming that without a proper map, the municipality cannot discern which poles are pirated and which are not.
The ‘municipal Eruv poles’ allow for religious residents to carry objects from place to place; however, privately set up poles have been a subject of conflict in mixed secular-religious neighborhoods such as Kiryat Yovel […]”

– Mynet Jerusalem

0202 Editor’s Note:
[1] Eruv is a ritual enclosure that some Jewish communities, particularly Orthodox Jewish communities, construct in their neighborhoods as a way to permit Jewish residents or visitors to carry certain objects outside their own homes on Sabbath and Yom Kippur. An eruv accomplishes this by integrating a number of private and public properties into one larger private domain, thereby avoiding religious restrictions of carrying objects from the private to the public domain on the Sabbath and holidays. One way of designating the area is placing a rope/string around the neighborhood.

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