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[air-oo v, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roov; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roo v]
noun, plural er·u·vin [air-oo-vin, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roo-veen; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roo-vin] /ˈɛər ʊˌvɪn, ˈɛr-; Sephardic Hebrew ɛ ruˈvin; Ashkenazic Hebrew eɪˈrʊ vɪn/, er·uvs. Judaism.
  1. any of three rabbinical enactments that ease certain Sabbath restrictions.
  2. a line delineating an area in which Orthodox Jews may carry on certain activities normally forbidden on the Sabbath.
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Also erub.

Origin of eruv

From the Hebrew word ʿērūbh literally, mixture, mixing
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Historical Examples

  • He might not move from where he stood, so long as he held the papers, it being outside the Eruv.

    Yiddish Tales


  • Being the Jewish Sabbath, there was the Eruv suspended at the exits of the principal streets.

British Dictionary definitions for eruv


  1. Judaism an area, circumscribed by a symbolic line, within which certain activities forbidden to Orthodox Jews on the Sabbath are permitted
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Word Origin

C20: from Hebrew, literally: mixture, mixing
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