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Eruv (chatzeirot) (ay-roov) — lit., Mixture; boundary of physical structures, natural topographic features, and a series of presumptive doorways that enclose an area in order to allow the carrying of items within that domain on Shabbat
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Introduction to Eruv Chatzeirot for Buildings
Eruv Chatzeirot When Manager Has Right To Enter Your Apartment
You do not need an eruv chatzeirot if you are in an apartment...
Introduction to Eruv Chatzeirot for Buildings
Eruv Chatzeirot: Hotel/Apartment Building with Central Kitchen
If you are in a hotel or apartment building that has a central kitchen...
Introduction to Eruv Chatzeirot for Buildings
Introduction to Eruv Chatzeirot for Buildings
On Shabbat, you may not carry items in a building (such as a...
Shabbat: Animal Care
Shabbat: Dog-Walking inside Eruv
You may walk a dog or other animal on a leash on Shabbat within an...
Jewish Festivals: Eruv Tavshilin
Jewish Festivals: Eating Eruv Tavshilin Food
You are not required to eat food set aside for an eruv tavshilin ,...
Jewish Festivals: Eruv Tavshilin
Jewish Festivals: Personal Eruv Tavshilin
One person per household should make an eruv tavshilin in order...
Jewish Festivals: Eruv Tavshilin
Jewish Festivals: Rabbi's Eruv Tavshilin
If you forgot to make an eruv tavshilin , you may rely on the ...
Eruv Border: Walls
Amount of Gap in Eruv Border
Eruv walls must total more than 50% of the eruv border on each side,...
Eruv Border: Walls
Measurements for Walls as Eruv Border
Walls that begin within 10 1/2” (27 cm) of the ground and extend...
Eruv Border: Buildings
Measurements for Buildings as Eruv Border
Buildings in a row, more than 10 amot (about 17.5 feet or about 5.3 m)...
Eruv Border: Cars
Car as Eruv Border
You may use a car as a part of an eruv , as long as: The...
Eruv Border: Slopes
Slopes as Eruv Border
A slope of about 25 degrees from vertical that is steeper than 5 inches...
Eruv Border: Tree Trunk
Tree Trunk as Eruv Border
You may use the trunk of a tree as part of an eruv, but consult a...
Eruv Border: Water
Slope of Body of Water for Eruv
A body of water may be an eruv border if the land: Slopes...
Shabbat: Carrying (Hotza'a) and Domains
Carrying Children on Shabbat outside Eruv
You may not carry children on  Shabbat  in a public domain...
Shabbat: Carrying (Hotza'a) and Domains
Carrying Ticket within Eruv
If an eruv includes your house and a sports field, you may carry your...
Shabbat: Carrying (Hotza'a) and Domains
If You Do Not Use the Eruv
If you do not normally carry on Shabbat even in an area with an eruv...
Shabbat: Carrying (Hotza'a) and Domains
Using Cane, Crutches, Wheelchair outside Eruv
You may use a cane, crutches, or a wheelchair if any of these...
Shabbat: Carrying (Hotza'a) and Domains
Wearing Collar Stays with No Eruv
You may wear collar stays on Shabbat even where there is no eruv ....
Shabbat: Carrying (Hotza'a) and Domains
Wearing Watch with No Eruv
You may not wear a non-decorative watch on Shabbat where there is no...
Eruv: Porches, Awnings
Porches and Awnings as Eruv
In general, porches and awnings on the outside of a house will not...
Shabbat: Ball Playing
Shabbat: Ball Playing in Yard or Eruv
If a private yard is enclosed, playing ball is not forbidden. Within a...
Eruv: Leniencies
Eruv: Leniencies
Almost all eruvs in cities use leniencies.
Shabbat: Animal Care
Shabbat: Dog-Walking outside Eruv
You may walk a dog or other animal on a leash on Shabbat outside a...
Jewish Festivals: Ball Playing
Jewish Festivals and Ball Playing in Yard or Eruv
Playing ball is not forbidden on Jewish festivals , as long as the...
Eruv Border: Bushes
Bushes as Eruv Border
Bushes may be a border if they are: So dense that a cat...
Introduction to Shabbat
Goal of Creation
Shabbat was the goal of Creation. Just as God completed the...
Introduction to Eruvs
Introduction to Eruvs
An eruv forms a boundary around an area of land in order to create a...
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals/Chagim/Yom Tov
Jewish Festivals are listed in the Torah and are of two types: ...
Shabbat: Bioluminescence
Shabbat: Bioluminescence
You may use bioluminescent light on Shabbat and you may carry the...
Shabbat: Garbage
Shabbat: Dumping the Garbage
You may dump garbage from inside a house on Shabbat if the garbage...
Shabbat: Mail and Periodicals
Shabbat: Bringing Mail inside House
Do not bring mail inside the house on Shabbat, unless it was...
Shabbat: Mail and Periodicals
Shabbat: Bringing Newspaper inside House
You may bring a newspaper, magazine, or other reading material inside...
Shabbat: Non-Jews (Shabbat Goy)
Hinting to a Non-Jew To Do a Melacha
You may hint or imply that you need something done in order to induce a...
Lechi Dimensions
Incline of Lechi
A lechi for an eruv must be less than 45 degrees from vertical.
Lechi Dimensions
Thickness of Lechi
A lechi for an eruv may be of any thickness and any width; even a...
Jewish Festivals: Transportation
Non-Jew Driven Vehicle before Dark Starting Jewish Festival
You may continue riding in a car or taxi driven by a non-Jew between...
Mezuza: Which Buildings Require
Mezuza: Where People Live
Only buildings in which people live need a mezuza, so you do not need...
Shabbat: Carrying (Hotza'a) and Domains
Carrying in Mouth on Shabbat
You may not carry items in your mouth outside a private domain or an...
Shabbat: Carrying (Hotza'a) and Domains
Moving Items in Legal Public Area (Reshut HaRabim)
In a halachically public area (reshut ha'rabim ) with no eruv , on...
Shabbat: Carrying (Hotza'a) and Domains
Transferring Object from Domain to Domain
On Shabbat (or Yom Kippur) , you may not transfer an object between...
Shabbat: Buttons
Extra Shirt Buttons on Shabbat
You may wear extra shirt buttons, sewn on to be used in the future if...
Shabbat: Keys: Key Ring
Key Ring with House and Car Keys
If you keep your house key on a key ring with your car keys and you are...
Shabbat Key in Shabbat Belt
How To Open Door with Key in Shabbat Belt
Situation You need to open a door with a key on a Shabbat belt in a...
Introduction: Shabbat: Muktza
Muktza by Hand
Muktza (“set aside” in one’s mind) is an item that...
Shabbat: Preparation Checklist
Preparing For Shabbat
Here are some suggestions (these are NOT halachot !) of what to prepare...
Shabbat: Ball Playing
Shabbat: Retrieving Ball
You may retrieve a ball or other item that has fallen into a bush on...

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