[air-oo v, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roov; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roo v]
- any of three rabbinical enactments that ease certain Sabbath restrictions.
- a line delineating an area in which Orthodox Jews may carry on certain activities normally forbidden on the Sabbath.
Origin of eruv
From the Hebrew word ʿērūbh literally, mixture, mixing
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- Judaism an area, circumscribed by a symbolic line, within which certain activities forbidden to Orthodox Jews on the Sabbath are permitted
C20: from Hebrew, literally: mixture, mixing
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