A nearly continuous wire that encompasses 150 city  DEC 27 2006

A nearly continuous wire that encompasses 150 city blocks of Manhattan forms the "walls" of a symbolic Jewish household called an eruv.

The Orthodox and other observant Jews living within this 'home' are permitted certain actions outside their literal homes -- pushing a stroller to the synagogue, carrying keys, walking a dog on a leash -- that would otherwise be forbidden on the Sabbath.

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