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Group Pushing For Religious Boundary Files Suit Against Southampton Town, Westhampton Beach And Quogue

Food for thought:


“For many Orthodox Jews, an eruv has become as necessary as the second car or a second bathroom. We could get along without it, but life is just so much nicer with it.”

Eruv – Defining Space by Rabbi Yitzchak Gornish


While one does not need to consent to be part of the eruv, if one dissents this ruins the eruv. Regarding an eruv in a town, if one has permission of the authorities to construct the eruv it is felt that this overrides requirement of individual consent and a private person may no longer object.14 When there are non-Jewish resident in the enclosure, one is required to procure permission to trespass on his stake of the property by leasing it.15

Proposed Standards for Creating and Maintaining a Kosher Community Eruv - Part 1
by Rabbi Chaim Jachter

4. The Rav must insure that the Eruv adheres to the highest standards of ethics and safety. I heard directly from Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik that no portion of the Eruv should be constructed without obtaining the necessary permission. Eruvin must be a source of Kiddush Hashem in the community.

" Jan 19, 11 12:24 AM

Attorney Warns Quogue Village Not To Reject Eruv Application

Why does the ERUV need to annex 1/2 of Quogue to accommodate the Lean family on Park Circle? I am sure an ERUV that requires fewer poles and encompasses a smaller area can be found. Not only would this make it easier to confirm the ERUV is in "UP" and unbroken for each Sabbath but would respect the desires of the community.

Or go BIG! Annex all of Long Island! The proposed ERUV already makes extensive use of natural boundaries. Make the entire island one big ERUV bounded by the Atlantic Ocean. This is no more ridiculous than the current proposed boundaries and certainly fits the over expansive nature of the applicants.
" Mar 20, 12 1:59 AM

according to a website on Eruv: eruv.org

“For many Orthodox Jews, an eruv has become as necessary as the second car or a second bathroom. We could get along without it, but life is just so much nicer with it.”
" Mar 22, 12 12:38 AM

Coping without an eruv
Many of those living in areas without an eruv are accustomed to life without one and have adapted their Shabbat practices accordingly. However, those that live in a place that has an eruv and are visiting a place without one, or if the eruv is temporarily out of service (perhaps due to wind or snow damage), may have difficulty making adjustments. Equally, those with young children, certain medical complaints and certain disabilities often feel trapped during Shabbat.
Even without an eruv, there is no problem with wearing clothing outside, provided that it is normal clothing and being worn in its normal manner, as it is considered secondary to, and "part of," the person himself. The same is true for most medical items that are attached to the body and can be considered secondary to it, such as a cast, bandage, or eyeglasses.
Rabbinic authorities (poskim) historically have differed about the use of a cane, wheelchair, or other similar devices by the disabled. Some have allowed their use even without an eruv and others have not. In recent years, however, the majority of poskim have leaned toward allowing these devices, since, if they were prohibited, disabled individuals might attempt to leave their homes on Shabbat without the device(s) and therefore risk serious injury.
Loose medicines may not be carried; most authorities have agreed that it is preferable that one who constantly needs medication remain at home rather than transgressing Shabbat by carrying medication. But, if such a person leaves home, then comes in need of medication, it is permissible under the laws of Pikuach nefesh to break Shabbat and bring the medication to the person. A small number of authorities in recent years have been permitting carrying the medication, however, since such a person may be tempted to leave home without it, and then his/her life may be endangered thereafter.
Most authorities also allow the wearing of jewelry by women. There are differing customs regarding the wearing of jewelry watches by men. As men's jewelry for the purpose of adornment has become more common in recent generations, the wearing of a watch by a man is accepted, provided that the watch is visible to others and is not covered by a sleeve.
In communities without an eruv, it is customary to create belts, bracelets, necklaces, or similar wearable objects incorporating housekeys so that the keys can be worn rather than carried when going outdoors. To be validly "worn" rather than "carried", the key needs to be an integral part of the belt, bracelet, or other item rather than simply attached to it. It may be either an adornment if worn in a manner visible to others or a component needed to keep the wearable object fastened. Special "shabbos belts" and similar items that incorporate this property are sold in religious stores.
A tallit may be worn while walking to/from the synagogue. Prayer books and other books may not be carried; either they must be brought to the synagogue prior to Shabbat or else the congregation's prayer books must be used." Mar 22, 12 12:49 AM