Letter: Obstacles to a Jewish `symbolic structure' on the streets of north London

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Letter: Obstacles to a Jewish `symbolic structure' on the streets of north London

Sir: Fabian Acker's description (letters, 3 June) of pious Jews evading Sabbath laws by driving cars equipped with water-filled cushions is wholly fictional.

The eruv boundary is a rabbinic law intended to remind Jews of the sanctity of their Sabbath as they walk through bustling public streets. No one has made arbitrary rules, attributed them to God or tried to fiddle their way around them.

JONATHAN GORSKY

Education Officer

The Council of Christians and Jews

London WC1

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