The Laser Eruv
March 30, 2010 1:02 PM   Subscribe

The Laser Eruv
An eruv is a symbolic boundary erected around orthodox Jewish neighborhoods throughout the world. It is typically constructed with a cord or wire strung between utility poles. The next-generation eruv, on the other hand, is created out of lasers and wireless surveillance cameras. It's the most significant advancement in eruv technology since the telephone pole.
posted by dziga (1 comment total)

So what does a traveling observant Jew do? If you are 300 miles from home are you allowed to carry keys? Or would you just stay in that day?

Why are the boundaries required? Couldn't streets just serve this purpose?

This is neat and I love when a modern solution can address a concern like this. Are all rabbis cool with the laser solution?

Still reading. Also, looks like it was posted.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:11 PM on March 30, 2010

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