A MIAMI BEACH COMMUNITY PROJECT

THE MIAMI BEACH ERUV

CArrying in a public area. It will prevent those who are not observant of Sabbath laws from both intentional and unintentional violation of the prohibition of carrying. Without an Eruv, the honor and enjoyment of שבת קדש is minimized. Women with small children who need strollers and the elderly wheelchair ridden will be confined to the house. Families will not be able to enjoy invitations from friends to join in Shabbos meals. Those who are unable to walk will be denied Shul attendance on Shabbos. The Eruv also affords a convenience to carry house keys and various items outside of the house. The Rabbinic and lay leadership of the Miami Beach Eruv Council assumed responsibility for the Eruv in response to the words of רבה בר בר חנה.


The Eruv is inspected every Friday and Erev Yom Kippur. Our Eruv is ten miles long and three miles wide. The expense involved in inspection and maintenance is huge. These costs must be borne by all who use the Eruv no less than a home owner’s responsibility for mortgage and maintenance expenses, a leasee for rent payments and a visitor’s bills for hotel accommodations. To Use the Eruv without paying demeans a person’s integrity

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 עירוב דמייאמי ביטש מטרה וביצזכור ושמור בדבור אחד Shabbos observance has two divisions: מצות עשהThe responsibilities: כבוד ועונג Honor and Enjoyment. •מצות לא תעשה The Prohibitions: איסור מלאכה Abstaining from 39 Divisions of Labor א‘‘ל רבה בר בר חנה לאביי מבואה דאית ביה תרי גברי רברבי כרבנן לא להוי ביה עירוב – עירובין סח Abbaya was admonished for not having an Eruv in the street in which he and Rabbah lived. An Eruv creates an enclosure which causes the areas within its boundaries to become a private domain. It will prevent Sabbath observers from unintentional 

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