Mexico City inaugurates new eruv

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — A new eruv has been established in several heavily Jewish districts of Mexico City.

The eruv, a demarcation that permits the carrying of objects in public spaces during the Sabbath, comprises the capital city districts of Polanco, Lomas de Chapultepec, Bosques de las Lomas and Interlomas. It is now connected to the former eruv of Tecamachalco.

The establishment of the new eruv was announced by the Ashkenazic community in early December, according to the Diario Judio news website. It took one year to complete, after the Jewish community worked with authorities of the Federal District and the State of Mexico.

The number of Jews in Mexico is estimated at between 40,000 and 50,000. It is the third-largest Jewish community in Latin America, after Argentina and Brazil.

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