Have you heard people say, “Do you live in the eruv?” or “Which eruv is that in?” What exactly is an eruv? How does a community go about creating a eruv and what does it accomplish?
Join me as we discover the history of where eruvs come from and then continue on to the practical process of building one in the modern world.
I’m excited to share with you that my community in Richardson, TX is at the brink of completing our community eruv, so this is a very exciting topic for me to share with you!!
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Exodus 16:29, the prohibition to carry between two domains – https://www.sefaria.org/Exodus.16.29?lang=bi&with=Commentary&lang2=he
Talmud Eruvin 17b, the exegesis of the above verse – https://www.sefaria.org/Eruvin.17b.10?lang=bi&with=Rashi&lang2=en
Talmud Shabbos 6a, the four domains regarding Shabbos – https://www.sefaria.org/Shabbat.6a.9?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en
Talmud Shabbos 14b, King Solomon instituted the eruv – https://www.sefaria.org/Shabbat.14b.7?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en
Kuzari 3:51, uses the above idea to explain how eruv doesn’t override biblical law – https://www.sefaria.org/Kuzari.3.51?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en