# Where can I walk with an eiruv techumin?

How does an eiruv techumin work (assuming I live in a city):

1) I put my eiruv within 2000 amos of my house and I can walk throughout the city, and in 2000 amos in any direction from my eiruv

2) I put my eiruv within 2000 amos of my house and I can only walk within 2000 amos of my eiruv

3) I put my eiruv within 2000 amos of the edge of the city that I live in and I can walk throughout the city and 2000 amos in any direction from the eiruv

4) I put my eiruv within 2000 amos of the edge of the city that I live in and I can only walk within 2000 amos of my eiruv (I realize that this one doesn’t make sense- you wouldn’t be able to leave your house)

5) other?

• A person’s place is defined as the four amos that surround him. If he is in an inhabited city, the entire city is considered to be his place, and his calculations begin when he leaves the city. In addition, if he is standing in a fenced in area which was enclosed for residential purposes (even if it is no longer inhabited), or, in an enclosed area which was not enclosed for residential purposes, but has an area of a sasssayim or less, the entire enclosed area is considered to be his place. [שו"ע שצו, א-ב, ומשנ"ב ב, יא, יב ו־יג; ביאורים ומוספים דרשו, 1 ו־8 - via daf hayomi email 7/8/19] Nov 25, 2019 at 15:54
• I'm a little confused how detailed you want an answer to be, but the basic rule is if you put an Eruv Techumin somewhere, you calculate your Techum as if you were living at the food when Shabbat starts instead of wherever you happen to be standing then. Then all the normal rules of cities and 2000 Amot apply. I don't know what you mean by "assuming I live in a city" Nov 25, 2019 at 16:08