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Unread 05-12-2016, 09:08 AM   #1
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eruv in crown heights

i see there's a lot of controversy about the eiruv. my question is - just out of curiosity - not lekanter, why are eiruv's in the us so controversial and yet so excepted in israel? what's the difference?
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I don't purport to be an expert on this - far from it, but might one point be that an Eruv becomes exponentially more complicated in an area where many non-Jews reside? This would obviously not be the case in most of Israel. I assume that in a country that is predominantly Jewish, the "ownership" issues surrounding an Eruv are far more straightforward.
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