What is an eruv?

An eruv (plural: eruvin) is a virtually invisible unbroken demarcation of an area.<p><p>

In the Northeastern US, many eruvin specifically use materials that are indistinguishable from the materials commonly found on utility poles. Often, the choice of material is mandated by the utility company.<p><p>

An eruv is required because Jewish law prohibits the carrying or pushing of objects from a “private domain”, such as a home, to the “public domain” on the Sabbath and Yom Kippur.

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