- Wikipedia Extract1 Link; see also Link: In Jewish law, an Eruv (also spelt Eiruv or Erub, plural: Eruvin), a Hebrew word meaning "mixture", can refer to any of the following: (1) Eruv (formally, eiruv chatzeirot), which allows Jews to carry outdoors on Shabbat. (2) Eruv tavshilin, which allows Jews to cook on a Friday Yom Tov to prepare for Shabbat. (3) Eruv techumin, which allows Jews to walk beyond the boundary outside their city on Shabbat. These three procedures allow certain activities in Jewish law which would otherwise be forbidden. The Talmud devotes an entire tractate to the subject of eruv titled Eruvin which addresses the eruv chatzerot, "mixed [ownership of] domains", and eruv t'chumin, "mixed borders". It does not address the eruv tavshilin, which is covered elsewhere in the Talmud, in tractate Beitzah.
- I have a PDF of the Hebrew / Aramaic text (152 pages).
- In addition to the full English Talmud text as one 9947-page PDF, I have a PDF copy of this Tractate alone, as in the full text (492 pages).
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