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April 11, 1986 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-04-11

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THE DETROIT JEWISH - NEWS

30 Friday, April 11, 1986

LOCAL NEWS

ANDREW E. SEGAL, M.D. AND
LAWRENCE KRUGEL, M.D., P.C.

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ELEVEN MILE ROAD

are pleased to announce the relocation of their
office for the practice of dermatology

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Farmbrook II Medical Bldg.

29877 Telegraph Road
Suite 300
Southfield, MI 48034
(1/2 Mile North of 12 Mile Rood)

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ERUV HOTLINE: 868-ERUV

CLEANS

24681 Coolidge Hwy.
(at 10 Mile)



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545-1300

COUPON EXPIRES APR. 30, '86

PLAIN
SKIRTS
OR
SLACKS

1 49

Fancy Items 6r.
Lining Extra

COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED WITH IN-
COMING ORDER AND CAN NOT BE USED
WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.

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13741 W. 11 Mile
(1 blk. West of Coolidge)

542-2555

COUPON EXPIRES APR. 30, '86

RAIN
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COATS

33 99

Fur or Leather
Trim Extra

COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED WITH IN-
COMING ORDER AND CAN NOT BE USED
WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.

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Pictured is a map of the perimeter of the Oak Park eruv.

CLEANERS

COUPON EXPIRES APR. 30, '86

JEE RS $1 49

Fancy, Angora
or Mohair Extra

COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED WITH IN-
COMING ORDER AND CAN NOT 'BE USED
WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.

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CLEANERS

The Lassale Nightwatch.
Clearly, the diamond
of watches.

At this point, in fashion, a
woman of elegance would be
hard put to find'more perfect
• night jewelry. Both are gold-tone
hinged with diamonds. The
polished rectangle has a black
dial; its octagonal facetting is
echoed in silver-tone. The tiny
romantic circle has a gilt dial.
Which to gift wrap? With either,
you're absolutely right.
Lassale.. The heritage is obvious.

FREE GIFT WRAP
CASH REFUNDS

fine jewelry and gifts

MONAAT. 10:00.5:45
THURS. 10:00-8:45

357-5578
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formerly the RocquetIme Bldg. Now newly remOdeled
The closer you look the better we get.

and even they often disagree.
An eruv is basically a ritual
enclosure, 'permitting observant
Jews to carry certain objects in
the public domain on the Sab-
bath, which doesn't sound very
important, or even relevant to
most Jews, this concept of some
kind of invisible wall.
But this fence-like entity will
reach deep into the Sabbath
lives of thousands of observant
Jews, allowing families with in-
fants and young children to
attend synagogue, visit each
other and get together for fes-
tive Sabbath meals.
The Hebrew word etuv actu-
ally means "mixing," and.
suggests "the insertion of the
forbidden into the sphere of the
permissible." In other s words, it
is a loophole, permitting objects
normally carried only inside the
private domain on the Sabbath
to be carried in public as well by
extending the parameters of the
private area.
To secular Jews, the very idea
of the eruv may seem anti-
quated and trivial, but obser-
vant Jews note that the concept
speaks to the basics of Jewish
law, paying attention to detail
and following the procedures
spelled out in the Talmud to
enhance one's enjoyment of the
Sabbath. The eruv, they assert,
eases the Shabbat lives of indi-
viduals, enhances family life
and strengthens the bonds of the
Orthodox community.
Only items relevant to or for
the enhancement' of the obser-
vance of Shabbat may be car-
ried. For example, a talit, house
key, handkerchief may be, car-
ried. In addition, it allows
mothers with small children to
push strollers and carriages to
the synagogue, so that they too
may come to services. Disabled
persons may be able to use wal-
kers and canes, where, outside
of the eruv they cannot. -
An important aspect of the
eruv, is that it is created to be a
unifying force in the community'
— a joining of hotu3eholds, so to
speak. In that vein, an eruv

chatzeirot — a symbolic sharing
of food by the community — had
to be established.
The eruv meeting was the oc-
casion for the establishment of
the eruv chatzeirot. Dr. Last pre-
sented two boxes of matzot to
Rabbi, Drucker who declared
them to be co-owned by the
community. Every Passover
Eve, .the erica chatzeirot will be
renewed.
The eruv, designated by util-
ity poles and markers, runs a
jagged route just south of 11
Mile on the north, jogs along
Southfield Road on the west, but
does not include the sidewalks
on either side of Southfield
Road, follows parts of Mt. Ver-
non in Southfield, Granzon and
Northend (among other spots),
in Oak Park on the south, and
on the
of
includes
(see map).
Only certain portions of the
streets denoted by the map are
included in the eruv. Persons
with questions about which
sides of the streets are part of
thni
e cekreur.v should consult Rabbi
Drucker.
One of the problems the de-
velopers of the Oak Park eruv
had to face was the intervention
of the 1-696 freeway. According
to Rabbi Drucker, the highway
construction 'took away many of
the utility poles and some boun-
daries had to be redrawn.
A special eruv hotline, 968-
ERUV, has been set up. Each
Friday, prior to Shabbat, a
two-person team will go by car
and foot, to inspect the eruv to
make sure it is fit for Shabbat
use. A taped 'message will be
available telling if the eruv is
up or down, the date and the
Torah' portion for the week.
Rabbi Drucker urged commu-
nity members who wish to use
' the eruv 'to •call the hotline
every Friday. (It is capable of
handling 300 calls per hour.) In
addition, he issued a word of
caution. "Assume it's (eruv) not
working until you know other-
wise."
The eruv is rendered invalid

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