noun (plural usually eruvim /ˌero͝oˈvēm/)Judaism
An urban area enclosed by a wire boundary that symbolically extends the private domain of Jewish households into public areas, permitting activities within it that are normally forbidden in public on the Sabbath.
More example sentences
- Moreover, the Orthodox wouldn't be able to attend synagogue on the Sabbath without an eruv.
- The Eruv Association then sued for a court order protecting their eruv and permitting the lechis to remain in place.
- However, my first Shabbat in Vancouver, I was informed that one is not allowed to carry anything on Shabbat (in the absence of an eruv, which didn't exist).
from Hebrew ῾ērūḇ, from a base meaning 'mixture'.
Definition of eruv in:
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