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According to Shmuely Wollenberger in The Coffee Room at The Yeshiva World Rabbi Schachter held it was forbidden. Rav Schachter and his wife used to go for walks on Shabbos. They would cross part of the George Washington bridge then stop and turn around because the bridge is farther than the T'chum. From Gershon Dubin at http://www.ottmall.com/...


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This is actually still a matter of dispute. Rabbi Yosef Berger, posek of the Yeshiva and Rov of Kehillas Kol Torah in Baltimore, holds that you do not need to make an eruv techumin. R' Tzvi Berkowitz holds that one should still place one, although he agrees it is a stringency. Rabbi Eli Steinhardt, a Rebbe in the Yeshiva, walks from the Yeshiva into ...


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No. The Mishna in the Gemoro Eruvin 81b that you cannot make a (positive) eruv techumim for another person without his knowledge because he loses something from it (viz. the ability to walk in in the opposite direction to the Eruv) as Rashi says חוב הוא לו שמפסיד לצד האחר ושמא אינו נוח לו: I infer that all the more so, one cannot make your postulated "...


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We're discussing making an eruv techum. That type says "my home vis-a-vis where I can walk on shabbos isn't here, it's some place east of here where I dropped off some matza." That gives you plenty of walking space to the east, but then limits your walking distance to the west more so than had you made no eruv. As making such an eruv limits you in some ways, ...


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To address your bracketed query regarding making two eruvei chatzerot, Aruch HaShulchan, Orach Chayyim 372:15 writes: בית העומדת בין שתי חצרות, שכל אחת עירבה לעצמה והוא עירב עם שתיהן - יכול לטלטל לכאן ולכאן כל דבר. ואין לומר איך אדם דר בשני מקומות, דאין זה שאלה, דכל אדם יש לו רשות לדור ולאכול בכמה מקומות, וכולם חשובים אצלו דירות.‏ A house which ...


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This article from the Orthodox Union states: If you live in New York City, you can walk freely from Battery Park to Harlem. I'm not sure if this really answers the question, but it does provide some insight.


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The details are explained in OC 408. A person has 2000 amos in any direction outside of his own 4 amos of personal space in which he may walk on Shabbos. A person who is located in a city at the beginning of Shabbos may count that entire city as if it's all his 4 amos, but a city that he did not start in may not be counted as within 4 amos. Establishing an ...


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Shulchan Aruch Even haezer 143, 10 הַנּוֹתֵן גֵּט לְאִשְׁתּוֹ ...אִם הִתְנָה עָלֶיהָ שֶׁתִּתֵּן לוֹ מָאתַיִם זוּז, וְחָזַר וְהִתְנָה בִּפְנֵי שְׁנַיִם שֶׁתִּתֵּן לוֹ שְׁלשׁ מֵאוֹת זוּז, כְּבָר בִּטֵּל הַתְּנַאי שֶׁל מָאתַיִם זוּז, וּצְרִיכָה לִתֵּן שְׁלשׁ מֵאוֹת זוּז. וְכֵן כָּל כַּיּוֹצֵא בָּזֶה If a person gave a Get to his wife stipulating she ...


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The Gemara (Eruvin 50b) seems to relate to your question and based on Rashi's explanation you have to designate an identifiable spot. Even saying "around that stone" is sufficient. However, just saying "at the 2,000 Ama spot on the horizon" is not considered a designation, since you cannot identify it, so you cannot designate it. בד''א. דבמקום שאינו ...


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The Eruv Tavshillin works by beginning to prepare for Shabbat before Yom Tov starts. If you don't plan on eating the food on Shabbat, then you didn't really start your preparations using the designated food. Eruvei Chatzerot and Techumin use the food to mark the collective residence of the enclosed area or to mark one's "primary" dwelling place for the ...


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