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Vienna - Jewish Community To Construct 'eruv' to Ease Life on Shabbat

Sep 16, 2008 at 10:39 AM

Vienna - The Jewish community is nearing completion of plans to create an eruv - a symbolic enclosure - in parts of the city to ease life on Shabbat, a senior official said Tuesday. An eruv is created by connecting objects both natural and manmade to form an unbroken boundary line. Inside that area, Orthodox Jews can perform tasks that are otherwise banned outside the home on the Sabbath, such...

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