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Throat Lozenge and Hotza'a [duplicate]

What is the law of transfering between domains, and carrying outside with no eruv on Shabbat (hotza'a), with a throat lozenge in one's mouth, when one has a sore throat?
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Eruv and underground transportation

According to Halacha, a kosher eruv that allows one to carry on Shabbat can only be constructed in an area that is not a Biblical Reshut Harabim, which according to some views is 600,000 people. My ...
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Controversies about eruvin

I was curious why an eruv is often extremely controversial (not in terms of the secular world, I mean within the Frum world), it seems anytime a new Eruv is built there’s always a chorus rabbinic ...
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Why specify not lighting a fire 'in your dwelling-places' on Shabbat?

What do we consider a 'dwelling-place' for this purpose? A house? A city/within an eruv? By this logic, if I were outside a defined 'dwelling-place' on Shabbat (say, out in the wilderness and not on ...
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Could the Jews carry on Shabbat in the desert?

My first grader and his classmates wanted to know if the Jews had/needed an Eruv in the desert. A local Eruv expert suggested to me and his teacher that perhaps the ananei hakavod were considered ...
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After city walls were no longer built, what did the ~10M Jews living in pre-Holocaust Europe do regarding an Eruv?

As per my quick research 1 2 sometime around 1800 to 1920 European cities stopped erecting and started removing city walls. My understanding is that a lot of the laws regarding Eruv was assuming that ...
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Can an electrical pole be replaced in an Eruv without notifying the community?

For a simple reduction, Let's say there is an Eruv with an electrical pole-fishing line barrier and one of the electrical poles need to be serviced. Can one of those electrical poles be replaced by a ...
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Other than stores, what are "non-Shabbat-compatible buildings"?

I was reading other answers on this site, and I wanted more information about this, The Greater Boston Eruv Corporation's "Halakhot of Eruv" page has a section on the limits of Eruv use ...
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Do the ceremonial rental agreements for Eruv's expire?

Aside from the terms to create an Eruv, how long are these ceremonial lease's valid for? When someone sells a house inside of an Eruv, must they get permission from the new owner or otherwise renew ...
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Does an Eruv require the permission of everyone inside it, what happens when they explicitly decline?

In a comment I was told Technically, [an Eruv] needs the permission of each non Jew that lives in the eruv if you are using his property or home, but practically we rely on the local government that ...
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Whose duty is it to notify other Jews when an Eruv is "down"?

If a Jew lives in Eruv do they, Assume the Eruv is "up" unless told otherwise, Assume the Eruv is "down" unless told otherwise, Is the job collectively shared to inform others of ...
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Why do Eruvs use fishing line?

It seems there is a trend of erecting Eruvs with fishing line fixed to a lightpole. Why not instead use the actual electrical line the light pole was intended for and that already exists? Wouldn't it ...
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Does an Eruv exclude other places of worship, or non-Jews?

If an Eruv is erected inside of a metropolitan area, can it include Mosques, Churches, and other pagan places of worship? Or must it exclude these places? Can an Eruv be majority non-Jewish? If you ...
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What kind of things can invalidate an eruv?

I'm just now learning about Eruvim and all their complexity. What kind of things can invalidate an Eruv, or are required for an Eruv's validity? This question is inspired by this comment, for this ...
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Can I extend an Eruv?

I'm a reformist Jew. But I have a Jewish friend who is unreformed. He is living in an Eruv. They want to move to another house in the same neighborhood! They're concerned because their new house is no ...
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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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