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 (âr′o͝ov, ĕr′-)
n. pl. er·u·vin (-o͝o-vĭn′) or er·u·vim (-o͝o-vĭm′) or er·uvs Judaism
A symbolic enclosure, marked by preexisting walls or by cord or wire strung on posts, nominally converting public space into private space and so permitting activities that would otherwise be prohibited on the Sabbath.

[Post-Biblical Hebrew 'êrûb, verbal noun of 'ērēb, to mix, mingle (from the fact that under Halachic law the separate households in the eruv are considered to be a single household, or mingled ), from Hebrew 'ēreb, mixture; see ʕrb in Semitic roots.]


(ˈɛəruːv; ˈɛruːv)
(Judaism) Judaism an area, circumscribed by a symbolic line, within which certain activities forbidden to Orthodox Jews on the Sabbath are permitted
[C20: from Hebrew, literally: mixture, mixing]
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Some people are a little skepticalincluding longtime Lower East Side residents, who themselves have been frustrated by one of their neighborhood's important downsides: the lack of an eruv, the ritual enclosure installed above observant communities that permits the carrying of objects on Shabbat.
Kafka was attracted to an item in an unidentified source claiming that the wires constituting the eruv around Warsaw, "which in the sense of the Talmud makes the city a bounded area" were put up "as a result of bribery.
The eruv is, Wallinger says, the opposite of the ghetto, in terms of the spatialization of religious community: It stands for freedom, the ghetto for its absolute loss.
An eruv, constructed of thin black strips hung along utility
Although "Amour pour Israel" had moved to another location that permitted religious uses, tensions continued to divide city residents as to whether or not religious Jews in Outremont received preferential treatment from the city, namely with respect to illegal synagogues, parking privileges during religious services, tolerance of an eruv (a form of symbolic perimeter), (19) etc.
It wasn't to expose me to Jewish culture, since my life was lived within an eruv of Jewish culture; it wasn't to make sure that I met other Jewish children, since virtually everyone I knew was Jewish.
Just miles from the city's business and medical centers, eruv enclosures cordon off the two large Orthodox neighborhoods.
Another worthy essay that ventures into the nexus of Jewish symbolism and communal life is German architect Manuel Herz" "Eruv' Urbanism" which posits that the eruv "shifts the current notion and meaning of the private and the public" and "introduces a different understanding of space and territory" into urban space (p.
The Stanton Street congregation is in some respects marginalized or even ostracized by the broader (though still rather narrow) Lower East Side Orthodox community, both because of bad memories left over from the struggle between Rabbi Singer's family and the congregation early in this decade and because of certain issues in Jewish law (the appropriate realm of women's participation; the possibility of creating an eruv, or boundary marker to permit carrying on the Sabbath, on the Lower East Side) that appear to some to put Stanton Street outside the Orthodox camp.
An example of the condensation procedure in the Mishnah is based upon Tosefta, Yom Tov 2:3; someone forgot to set an Eruv and there are questions in respect to what he and other people may prepare on his behalf.