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Preparing two meals for you to eat in another house where you intend to walk 2000 amos outside the boundaries of its City/town/vilage (techum) on Shabbos/Yomtov, replacing your current residence's techum.

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What tool did Raban Gamliel use to determine how close his ship was to the port?

In Mishna Eruvin 4:2, Raban Gamliel tells his colleagues "I looked out from our ship just before it got dark, and determined we were already within 2000 amot of the harbor." Bartenura says ...
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If one travels the circumference of their Techum on Shabbos, do they say Tefilas HaDerech?

If one traveled the circumference around their Techum on Shabbos (about 12.5k Amos = 2π * 2000), do they have any obligation to say Tefilas HaDerech, being that they traveled more than 2.8 miles (...
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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 ...
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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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What happens when you have conflicting conditions?

Eruvin 3:8: מַתְנֶה אָדָם עַל עֵרוּבוֹ וְאוֹמֵר, אִם בָּאוּ גוֹיִים מִן הַמִּזְרָח, עֵרוּבִי לַמַּעֲרָב. מִן הַמַּעֲרָב, עֵרוּבִי לַמִּזְרָח. ... אִם בָּא חָכָם מִן הַמִּזְרָח, עֵרוּבִי לַמִּזְרָח. ...
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Why can you pick your eruv if one is his Rebbe Muvhak, according to R’ Yehuda?

On the topic of making conditions on Eiruvei Techumin, Eruvin 3:5 rules: אִם בָּא חָכָם מִן הַמִּזְרָח, עֵרוּבִי לַמִּזְרָח. מִן הַמַּעֲרָב, עֵרוּבִי לַמַּעֲרָב. בָּא לְכָאן וּלְכָאן, לִמְקוֹם ...
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Orally designating a Shabas place without a landmark

The Mishna, Eruvin 4:7, says that someone approaching his home before Shabas can designate a spot between his home and his current location as his Shabas location, and he gets a 2000-ama radius around ...
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Techum of New York

I'm wondering if anyone knows what the techum of/in NYC are? Is Brooklyn separate from Manhattan? What about Brooklyn to Queens? Manhattan and the Bronx? (I assume Staten Island is too far to be ...
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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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Is it mutar to walk over the George Washington Bridge on shabbos?

Is it mutar to walk over the George Washington Bridge on shabbos? In terms of techumin
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When did walking from Ner Israel yeshiva to Baltimore no longer require Eruv Techumin?

From what I'm told, several decades ago one who wanted to walk from Ner Israel yeshiva on Mt. Wilson Lane in Pikesville, MD to the greater Baltimore community (e.g. Rabbi Heinemann's shul, the Agudah, ...
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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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Eruv t'chumin for dependants

One can 'force' a dependant to make an eruv t'chumin. Since they are only made for a dvar mitsva this is considered like forcing him to do a mitsva which one who has the power, has to do. Normally ...
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Can a woman make an eiruv for her minor children?

The g'mara on Eiruvin 82b explains that a man can make an eiruv for his minor children and Canaanite slaves without their consent, but for adult children, his wife, and Hebrew slaves they must consent....
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