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Eruv Information

Magen David Sephardic Congregation is located within the Rockville/North Bethesda Eruv.

The Eruv is a boundary that allows observant Jews to carry needed things in public on Shabbat. Traditional laws of Shabbat forbid carrying items outside the home in the public domain.  The prohibition would forbid carrying such things as house keys, prayers books, canes and even children who cannot walk on their own.

Recognizing the difficulties that this rule imposes, the sages of the Talmud devised a way to allow carrying in public without breaking rules. An Eruv allows for the carrying of necessities; it does not allow for carrying items otherwise prohibited by Jewish law on Shabbat, such as money or cell phones.

The Rockville/North Bethesda Eruv status is posted every Friday afternoon. You may call 240-627-1661 for a recorded message.

Thu, October 18 2018 9 Cheshvan 5779