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the "merging of properties" into one mega-property for the purposes of being allowed to transfer stuff between the properties on the sabbath and holidays

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Does fenced-in privately owned land require an eruv?

Take a privately owned campground (not part of a national or state park) that is surrounded by a fence at least 1m (roughly 10 tefamim) tall. The campground's main gate is a typical vehicle gate -- ...
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Could a modern eruv ever be satisfactory to the Rambam?

The Rambam in MT Shabbat 14:1 defines a Reshut HaRabbim as including not only roads and market squares but also wildernesses and forests. Commentators clarify the inclusion of wildernesses and ...
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Invalidation of Eruv

Could a Eruv become invalid if the majority of Jews are Mechallel Shabbos(desecrating the Shabbos)while using it e.g. driving a car in the boundaries of the Eruv, carrying and using mobile phones etc?
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Measuring Techum to include the city's Eruv

(Note: the halachot of measuring Techum in practice are very complex, and an expert should be consulted.) In general terms, the start of a Techum measurement is the dwelling which is designated as the ...
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Why make an eruv with just a single-owner courtyard? (Eruvin 85)

My kid asks: The Bavli, Eruvin 85 amud 2 just after the mishna, says that if a location is such that its resident's not being part of an eruv chatzeros doesn't prevent the eruv from taking effect for ...
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Eruv Chatzeiros for apartment buildings for weeks that the eruv goes down

If someone lives in an apartment building with other Jews, do they need to make an eruv chatzeiros (in short: have shared food stored somewhere to make it considered as though they all live there ...
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Determining Reshus Harabbim if a street is not busy on Shabbos

If a street has 600,000 people travelling on it during the week, but on weekends it does not since people aren't working, is it considered a Reshus Harabbim? Do we say that just because there are 600,...
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Non-Jewish garden in city eruv

There is a new eruv in the South Tottenham area, which covers part of the Jewish community of Stamford Hill in North East London. Most of the area is houses. Among the Halachic guidelines is the ...
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If somebody does not want to join an eruv

The din is that for an eruv to be kosher everyone in the 'building' has to join. In the olden times each one provided food. If somebody didn't want to, it could be taken by force. Today one person ...
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How long does it take for a Reshus HaRabbim to lose its status?

If a street typically had 600,000 people travelling on that every day and then for a time period that number dropped, how long would it take for that to make the street no longer a Reshus Harabbim? ...
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Why ban Lulav on Shabbos in places with eruvin?

Being that many people carry on Shabbos due to established city - eruvim, why shouldn't they take the Lulav on Shabbos if they are already carrying their tallis and other objects?
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Was there an Eruv in Jerusalem while the Temple stood?

Two mishnayot have confused me. The first is in Pesachim, which states that if 14 Nisan was on Shabbat, no one left the Temple Mount with their Korban Pesach until nightfall. The second is in Sukkah, ...
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Carrying Pistol License on Shabbat

Situation: you are licensed to carry a concealed pistol. You live inside an eruv. You choose to carry your pistol on shabbat. What is the status of the Concealed Pistol License (CPL) ID card? Can ...
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How can you set two eruvin? It's making your residence in two places!

The introduction of ר׳ פנחס קהתי's to מסכת ערובין reads, in part (in my own translation and with emphasis supplied): … that residents of the courtyard not carry from their houses to the courtyard or ...
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Are there any mavoi-chatzer structures in active use?

A lot of Eiruvin assumes that people live in houses, which open into a walled courtyards (chatzer), with a few courtyards opening into a walled street (mavoi). An eruv chatzeiros allows carrying from ...
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Parole GPS monitor on Shabbos

Someone who was just released from jail. He is still serving parole and must wear a GPS monitor around his ankle. 1) Is the GPS monitor able to be worn on Shabbos? And if yes; 2) Is it allowed to be ...
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Do eiruvs have to be physical?

I go by a couple of synagoges on the way to work and I notice signs on the telephone poles saying "End of eiruv". Looking around, I don't see any lines that would form a closed space. I had been given ...
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Does an עירוב turn the area into a רשות היחיד for נזיקין?

As far as I understand it, an עירוב (for carrying on Shabbat) works because it turns the whole area within it into one big רשות היחיד. Now if this is the case, do the laws of רשות היחיד for נזיקין ...
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Carrying under second story deck

I recently spent Shabbos in an area where there was no community eiruv. The house I stayed in had a deck that one could walk out onto from the second story of the house. The deck was enclosed by walls ...
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The Monsey Karfif

The Monsey/Rockland Eruv map indicates one large karfif (in red). A karpef/karfif is as an area not designated for residency which invalidates an encompassing eruv if it is not itself separated by a ...
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Holding a Helium Balloon on Shabbat

Inspired by Is one permitted to fly a kite on Shabbat? That question asks about a situation where there is an eiruv. I assume that the concern is carrying the kite to the place where it will be flown ...
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What's the Halacha of a wall with a gate? [duplicate]

In many apartment buildings, the parking area (or even living area) is surrounded by a fence with gates, from where cars are able to come in or out. It looks something like: Now, if you'll notice, ...
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Is a Highwire Eruv allowed?

Where can I found the discussion regarding the permissibility of using the hotwire/highwire (the electric wire which is all the way at the top of the utility pole) as part of the Eruv? Thanks The ...
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Using Gud Achis on a Lechi

Do we apply Gud Achis to the Lechi's of an eruv, or only Gud Asik? Let me explain: On one side there is a proper Lechi that goes from the ground up to the string (i.e. the Koreh), the string streches ...
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Which groups hold by the eiruv in Crown Heights?

Crown Heights, Brooklyn is now home to a controversial new eiruv.* I am aware that the majority of Lubavitchers do not accept it for both Chasidic and Halachic reasons. I am also under the impression ...
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Mechitzos with a ten Ammah gap but with door

If walls have holes larger than 10 Ammos, they nullify the walls for an Eruv (נפרצה חצר למקום האסור לה). Let's say there's no Tzuras HaPesach but there are doors (rolling gates) which lock at night ...
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Looking for an article about eruv

I'm looking for an article, that covers every aspects, bits and pieces about the eruv that lets people carry on Shabbat. Sources, history, contemporary situation, so on.
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Carrying items on keychains Shabbos [duplicate]

One may generally not transport muktzeh on Shabbos, even within an eiruv. However, if the carrying is indirect, and not for the purpose of bringing the muktzeh, must one be makpid to ensure before ...
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Eiruv in Jerusalem

I will be travelling to Israel in a few weeks, and expect to be in Jerusalem for Shabbos. I've been trying to find out about the eiruv in Jerusalem (I've heard that there are two, one certified by the ...
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Can Sefardim carry in Monsey, NY?

Monsey, NY has an eiruv that most Ashkenazim that live in the area hold by. I have heard that sefardim cannot hold by the eiruv in Monsey, NY. Is this true and if so why?
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How many types of reshut exist?

I know that there is a public domain (reshut ha-rabbim) and a private domain (reshut ha-yahid), but are there other types of reshuyoth mentioned in the halakhah of carrying on Shabbat?
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Is carrying permitted on Rosh Hashana without an eruv?

I think I read somewhere recently that Rosh Hashanah is different than other Yom Tovs in that one may carry for certain mitzvah needs. For example: A shofar or tallis or a siddur may be carried if I'...
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Mezuzos on an "eruv"

What we colloquially call an "eruv" is actually intended to be a halachic doorway (tzurath hapethach) to count as a partition delineating a reshuth hayachid (private domain). As such, every post ...
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is there such a thing as a negative techum?

Can a neighborhood in a city form a negative eruv techum so one would then need to intentionally make a techum to get into it? Can it be done with an eruv chatzerot?
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Has there been a discussion of changing the maximum height in halacha?

In halacha certain things are considered invalid because the exceed the maximum height which people will notice, 20 amos (menorah, sukkah, korah). In modern times many (most?) people live in areas ...
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What are customs for eruv chatzerot in apartment buildings that also have gentiles as tenants

Eruv chatzeirois: I.e. 2 buildings with the same owner, and all Jews want to carry into the common (for both buildings) enclosed courtyard on Shabos There are also non-Jewish tenants Is it enough ...
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What is the difference between a Sephardic and Ashkenaz eruv?

Here in Staten Island, we supposedly have an Eruv. However, when I asked my Sefardi rabbi on whether we can use it or not, he said we can't. Any details about what would make an Ashkenaz eruv pasul ...
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Why don't we need to eat the eruv chatzerot?

People very strongly emphasize eating the entirety of an eruv tavshilin on Shabbat (some even designate an honoree to eat the eruv). No one I have ever heard of, however, ensures that an eruv ...
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How does the food part of an eiruv work?

I have heard (and daf yomi is reinforcing the impression) that an eiruv depends on two things: the boundary, and that there is some sort of communal food that is shared by those in the enclosed ...
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Can egg Matzo be used to make an Eruv Chatzeiros on Pesach?

Inspired by Matzah eruvin on erev Pesach Can egg Matzo be used to make an Eruv Chatzeiros on Pesach? On Pesach, Ashkenazim do not eat egg Matzo; however, it is not Chometz. In certain instances it ...
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Matzah eruvin on erev Pesach

An eruv allows Jews to carry within a semi-public space on Shabbat. The space must be bounded by walls and must meet several detailed requirements. The eruv must consist of food for a meal for the ...
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Geographic size of an Eruv

Inspired by Is Juneau, Alaska -- surrounded by natural barriers -- a natural eruv Is there a maximum square mile or square kilometer area that may be enclosed by an Eruv? (sources)
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Is Juneau, Alaska -- surrounded by natural barriers -- a natural eruv

I recently visited Juneau, Alaska. It is a small city of 35,000. The city limits are quite large, however – 3,225 square miles – but much of this area is separated from downtown Juneau on Douglas ...
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Eruv around towns for the purpose of carrying

I was learning the first few chapters of Eyruvin, and I wondering which of the mishnas are the source (or inspiration more likely) for the idea of a string around an area that allows one to carry ...
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Gaps in an 'Eiruv

Under what circumstances may there be gaps in an 'Eiruv enclosure: how many can there be, and how large can they be?
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Do I need to own the enclosure of my 'Eiruv?

If I have fencing around my yard, but it was all erected by my neighbors around me, can I use that fencing as the enclosure for an 'Eiruv? Of course, CYLOR for practical cases. I'm asking for the ...
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Limitations of an Eruv

Are there any limitations to what you can carry or where you can carry within an eruv on Shabbat?
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Are there any eruvs that include both sides of a US Interstate Highway?

Are there any eruvs that include both sides of a US Interstate Highway? I assumed this was halachically and/or logistically impossible. Is that correct? Can anyone prove this wrong by (groan) ...
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Ask a friend to carry on Shabbos

Suppose there are two friends: one holds of the eiruv and the other doesn't. Is the second allowed to ask the first to carry for him? And if the first anyways carried it, can the second benefit from ...
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Eiruv in Manhattan?

There are two ways one could build an Eiruv on an island: One build walls, Tzuras Hapesachs, etc. One relies on the "natural" walls. This hetter applies only if The ocean does not bring up sediment....
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