October 17, 2012 1:32 am at 1:32 am #605270
So today, my friend brought in an Eruv Rav to look at our eruv, since neither of us use it.
So we did a walkabout together. Well guess what? It wasn’t kosher on the day it was built.
See, there is a canal that cuts into the eruv. And there is a bridge over it. And the eruv goes over the bridge, with nice tzuras hapesachs. But what about under the bridge?
In such a situation, you need to have an eruv both on top, and under the bridge, and the two eruvs need to be connected to each other also.
There were countless issues also which were designed well, but have not been maintained and are not ok.
Anyway, they’ve been making fun of me all this time for not using it. (ok, nobody made fun of me really, but I’ve been all apologetic about it.) Well, let’s see who’s laughing now.October 17, 2012 1:38 am at 1:38 am #899901OneOfManyParticipant
lol is that what people really call them?October 17, 2012 2:00 am at 2:00 am #899902mommamia22Participant
Lucky you that you never used it!October 17, 2012 3:15 am at 3:15 am #899903
OOM: I don’t really know what a walkabout it, but we did walk a bout, so I called it that.October 17, 2012 3:21 am at 3:21 am #899904OneOfManyParticipant
No, I meant the Eruv Rav.October 17, 2012 3:35 am at 3:35 am #899905WIYMember
Was this a community eruv that many were relying on? I hope not, that would be a lot of chillul Shabbos 🙁October 17, 2012 4:15 am at 4:15 am #899906
Correct WIY. This is a community eruv that many have been relying on for many years.
We think this part was an addition from maybe 10 years ago, while the larger part was built maybe 30 years ago. So maybe it’s only been passul for like 10 years?October 17, 2012 4:19 am at 4:19 am #899907
Only?October 17, 2012 4:27 am at 4:27 am #899908
Less than 30. Look, I think anyone who used this eruv beforehand was a bit crazy anyway. There hadn’t been a reliable rav in charge for quite some time. And the person who built it is known to build passul eruvin throughout the country.October 17, 2012 4:39 am at 4:39 am #899909ZeesKiteParticipant
You’re so right Popa. There are many intricacies to hilchos eruvin. A lot more than poles and string. One must really be competent in the field to attempt erection of an eruv. I think there’s a whole maseches that deals (mainly) with it.
There are too many concepts, when to apply each one is really complex.October 18, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am #899910goldersgreenerParticipant
You guys do not want to know what goes on hereJuly 29, 2021 1:32 am at 1:32 am #1995556🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
Was that Chicago?July 29, 2021 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #1995861ujmParticipant
Didn’t the Great Chicago Fire burn most of the city to the ground?July 29, 2021 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm #1995871GadolhadorahParticipant
“And the person who built it is known to build passul eruvin throughout the country….”
How can it be that such blatant lashon horah about a reputable yiddishe business (MegaPassul Eruvim Ltd.) is allowed? They were recently in the news with respect to their announcement of a proposal to build the GigayidEruv streching from Lakewood to Monsey using some absolutely brilliant and mind-numbing psaks from unnamed poskim that HOV lanes on interstate highways can substitute for utility polesJuly 30, 2021 7:43 am at 7:43 am #1995894GadolhadorahParticipant
A more knowledgeable member of the family pointed out the obvious flaws of MegaPasul’s reliance on the HOV lane model for a proposed tri-state eruv. Too large under the most expansive definition of techumim and too short under even the most modernishe math used for measuring 10 tefachim.
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