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Support the eruv

Original post made by Eruv is up, Palo Verde, on Sep 10, 2007

Just two weeks in, it's clear that the Eruv is a benefit to many many people.

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Posted by ??
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 10, 2007 at 8:37 pm

Are you posting here to ask for money or are you starting a new thread for discussion?

The money for this should be raised through the various synagogues, not in a public forum.

However, it is good to know the cost of this. I hope you manage to raise the money. I have a question, is the new JCC part of the Eruv?
If so, Lucas Light & Magic may help out because they are backing the JCC.


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Posted by Curious
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 11, 2007 at 7:49 pm

I'd like to start using the new e-ruv. Do I need a login? What kind of bandwidth can I get?


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Posted by logical
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2007 at 8:02 pm

Glad to hear the Eruv is up. Sad to hear that fact in Town Square. It will only accelerate the inevitable. It will be vandalized.

In other Eruv threads posters have boasted they will vandalize it..... Remember, this is Liberal Secular Palo Alto.

Hope ?? is right and ILM can provide some funding. Sad truth, you are going to need the $$$ for maintenance.....




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Posted by joe
a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 12, 2007 at 4:15 am

This should never have been allowed, it is a clear violation of the separation of church and state, particularly an intrusion when this is allowed, but Chistmas decorations are not.

I would not be surprised to see this vandalized in protest, so you are certainly going to need to check it every week, both before each Sabbath and afterwards to see if it was vandalized during that.


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Posted by Religious Zealot
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 22, 2007 at 10:18 am

We should put a huge statue of Buddha in the middle of California Avenue


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Posted by Terry
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 22, 2007 at 12:54 pm

Joe, interesting and sad to hear that you think that militant citizens of PA would vandalize something like an eruv. Any idea who the odious zealots would be? I'm sure the community does check it regularly (I know that is true for other eruvs).

RZ, the difference between an eruv and Christmas decorations or a Buddha is pretty evident. An eruv is nearly invisible; moreover, my understanding is that it does not represent any sacred object or concept - it represents a wall (creeks and cliffs also commonly serve the purpose), so that certain tasks can be performed "indoors." It is practical, not holy. If other religious groups have un-obtrusive, practical requirements, I believe they should be accommodated as well.

I am glad to hear the eruv is up!


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Posted by R Wray
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 22, 2007 at 1:34 pm

As Ayn Rand wrote when discussing a cultural-philosophical movement, "It is earlier than you think."


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 22, 2007 at 5:53 pm

Some of the most beautiful buildings and art in the world are of a religious theme or practice. These are to be cherished much more than some of the so called art in Palo Alto.