An Eruv makes shabbat observance more pleasant in many ways. The North West London Eruv will enable many thousands of Jewish people living in the area to enjoy Shabbat to the full.
Eruvim are especially helpful to families with young children who want to use a pram or baby buggy outside their home on Shabbat and to people who use a wheelchair or walking frame. Others will find it useful to be able to carry house keys, reading glasses or books to a shiur.
Before the Eruv, families with young children were home-bound each Shabbat. Many couples who had children too young to walk to synagogue could not attend a Shabbat service together, nor a kiddush or simcha. Grandparents are now able to host their younger grandchildren on Shabbat. Shabbat events are available to all families – young and old, mobile and less mobile. Everyone can now join in the Shabbat religious and social life of the community.
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