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Los Angeles Freeway Project Causes Havoc with ‘Eruv’


Observant Jews in Los Angeles are bracing for the possibility that they will not be allowed to carry anything or even push a baby stroller on Shabbat due to a freeway project that will knock down the ‘Eruv.” which transforms a public area in to a private space in terms of Jewish law.

The eruv can be formed by hills or fences, but in urban areas, it usually is created by a thin wire that runs along light poles.

A project to widen the 405 Freeway ′s Wilshire Boulevard interchange will require tearing down the poles – and the wires, breaking the eruv and prohibiting observant Jews from walking with anything in their hands or pockets on Shabbat.

“We hope to have a workaround for next week, but the next three weeks will be problematic as the contractor rushes to finish new, and demolish old bridges at Wilshire,” according to Hoard Witkin, who heads the Los Angeles Community Eruv.

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5 Responses to “Los Angeles Freeway Project Causes Havoc with ‘Eruv’”

  1. Anonymous says:

    BS'D

    AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO THE JEWS OF SAN DIEGO.

    AND THE ENTIRE AMERICAN JEWISH COMMUNITY.

    COME HOME TO ISRAEL…THE JEWISH HOMELAND.

    (See website:www.shuva.net).

    With love of G-D and ERETZ YISRAELl.

    Shifra Hoffman.

  2. Dan Silagi says:

    The Bible (Torah) says that God created the universe in 6 days, and on the seventh day, He rested. That's on Page 1 of Genesis.

    It is also the first thing in the Bible that can be scientifically proven wrong. The universe took 13.8 billion years to be created, and is still being created today. And last Saturday, too.

    So why should I observe the Sabbath, when it's based upon misinformation? I believe the idea of getting a day off (at least) each week is an excellent one, but there's a big difference between enjoying yourself one day out of seven than being proscribed by a bunch of ridiculous rules which are honored in the breach.

    So enjoy yourselves this coming Friday night and Saturday. Light candles to commemorate the day. Eat a nice dinner. Go to services Friday night if you like. And play 36 rounds of golf the next day. God wants you to enjoy yourself, at least one day a week.

  3. Dan Silagi says:

    Uh, that's 36 holes of golf. After about 3 rounds even I would be exhausted.

  4. Dan Silagi says:

    @Les. That's also an excellent way to celebrate Shabbat.

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