Eruv South Africa
This is a photo of a small section of an eruv in Jerusalem. (source)
In 2010 we began geo-coding new eruv maps and making them freely accessible via Google maps. Since Google has changed their mapping software some number of versions.. we are looking for a volunteer to assist with this project. Please contact web master (details below for Alan) should you have an interest to assist or know anyone that can help.
|Sea Point Eruv||Groenkloof Eruv|
|Glenhazel Eruv, Oaklands Eruv, Oxford Eruv, Waverley Eruv Victory Park Eruv, Greenside Eruv, and others...|
What is an Eruv?
Shabbat is a day set apart by Jewish law (Halacha) from the working week. Family time and spiritual pursuits are emphasised and weekday activities associated with work are prohibited. Our Jewish religious code spells out the Shabbat restrictions. For example, carrying and pushing wheelchairs and prams are only permitted in homes, private gardens and community areas. An Eruv is a boundary recognised by Jewish law, within which these activities are permitted. According to Halacha, carrying on the Sabbath is prohibited and considered a desecration thereof. Most people who observe the Sabbath depend on the eruv in order to operate within a Halachic framework when carrying, using a pram etc.