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In Melbourne Shabbat begins Fri 17 Jul 2020 05:02 PM and ends Sat 18 Jul 2020 06:03 PM

Eruv FAQ

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Frequently asked questions about the Eruv

Carrying on Shabbat

  • Where am I allowed to carry on Shabbat in the absence of an Eruv?
  • Is there any restriction on what I am allowed to carry on Shabbat in any case?
  • Without getting too technical, is there a readily understandable reason why carrying is prohibited on Shabbat?
  • If I have a house, a private property, with no surrounding fences may I carry within the bounds of my property on Shabbat?
  • Is there any difference between carrying on my own property and carrying on someone else's (private) property?


  • What's an Eruv?
  • Is it complicated to institute?
  • Who first thought of the idea?
  • What are the benefits of an Eruv?
  • Is an Eruv only relevant to Shabbat, or does it have some role on Yomtov?
  • What are the disadvantages of having an Eruv in a town?
  • Are Ra

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