Are there any limitations to what you can carry or where you can carry within an eruv on Shabbat?

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    Could you please edit in some information about what's motivating this question? – Isaac Moses Dec 28 '11 at 14:52
  • This is more of a general Eruv question, than a specifically motivated question. Can I carry anything I want, to anywhere I want within an eruv (as long as it's not mukzah)? Or are there things and places that an Eruv doesn't cover? I think Naftali answered my question. – zaq Dec 28 '11 at 15:09

Anything that would be useful for use on shabbos you can carry within an eruv (if you follow the local eruv)

The Greater Boston Eruv Corporation's "Halakhot of Eruv" page has a section on the limits of Eruv use including the following three main points:

  • Even within an Eruv, one may not enter non-Shabbat-compatible buildings (e.g. stores) on Shabbat.

  • Even within an Eruv, one may not engage in non-Shabbat-compatible activities (e.g. gardening) on Shabbat.

  • Even within an Eruv, one may not handle Muktza items (e.g. a hammer) on Shabbat.

See the link for more details and examples.

  • This answer would be more valuable if it cited a source. – Isaac Moses Dec 28 '11 at 15:10
  • @IsaacMoses added one. – Naftali aka Neal Dec 28 '11 at 15:12
  • @Naftali Can an item be carried that is not muktzah but is not needed on Shabbos? Examples might be an apple or a clean paper tissue. – Avrohom Yitzchok Aug 15 '17 at 15:11

You cannot carry things for after shabbos - separate issur of hachana

  • This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. - From Review – mbloch Mar 6 '16 at 14:37
  • @mbloch It is as much a limit on "what you can carry" as muktza is. – SE is Evil - Support Monica Mar 6 '16 at 20:20

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