Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Yerachmiel E.Taube Accused Vandalizing Jewish Eruv Line in Massachusetts


Yerachmiel E.Taube Accused Vandalizing Jewish Eruv Line in Massachusetts --- ===

June 2, 2018 Yerachmiel E.Taube Accused Vandalizing Jewish Eruv Line in Massachusetts  After  police secretly photographed Yerachmiel E. “Rocky” Taube as he allegedly used a stick and a blade to cut down part of an eruv that was erected by Orthodox Jews in Sharon. Yerachmiel E. Taube 28, was arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property, destruction to a religious organization.[1] The suspect is a Jewish man who formerly attended a temple in charge of maintaining a Jewish landmark in town.  [2]

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[1]Man arraigned on charges of vandalizing Jewish landmark in Sharon  Boston Globe JUNE 04, 2018 "Man arraigned on charges of vandalizing Jewish landmark in Sharon; caught on secret photographs" url: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/06/04/man-arraigned-charges-vandalizing-jewish-landmark-sharon-caught-secret-photographs/fq25tEUS5UIwOG3qaZJDFL/story.html   Police secretly photographed Yerachmiel E. “Rocky” Taube as he allegedly used a stick and a blade to cut down part of an eruv that was erected by Orthodox Jews in Sharon.

[2]Sharon man charged with vandalizing Jewish ... - The Patriot Ledger 6/4/2018 url: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180604/sharon-man-charged-with-vandalizing-jewish-landmark 28-year-old man is accused of vandalizing the eruv line, a Jewish landmark constructed in 1990.a set of poles and string that surround the town and serve as a boundary for the Jewish community to carry items out of their homes on the Sabbath.  SHARON — A resident who formerly attended a temple in charge of maintaining a Jewish landmark in town has now been charged with repeatedly vandalizing it, police said. 

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What Is An Eruv? | My Jewish Learning The eruv is a boundary that allows observant Jews to carry needed things in .... In areas where poles and lines do not exist, new arrangements must be made.

Eruv - Wikipedia An eruv ([ʕeˈʁuv]; Hebrew: עירוב , "mixture", also transliterated as eiruv or erub, plural: eruvin .... within the jointly held property without transgressing the prohibition against carrying a burden across a property line on Jewish Sabbath. Controversies  The installation of eruvin has been a matter of contention in many neighbourhoods around the world, with notable examples such as the London Borough of Barnet; Outremont, Quebec; Tenafly, New Jersey; Westhampton Beach, New York; and Bergen County, New Jersey.

As the property-owner is the owner of the public streets, sidewalks and the utility poles on which symbolic boundaries are to be strung, some authorities have interpreted Jewish law as requiring the local government to participate in the process as one of the property owners by agreeing to creation of the eruv, and to give permission for the construction of a symbolic boundary on its property. In addition, because municipal law and the rules of utility companies, in general, prohibit third parties from stringing attachments to utility poles and wires, the creation of an eruv has often necessitated obtaining permissions, easements, and exceptions to various local ordinances. These requirements that government give active permission for an eruv have given rise to both political and legal controversy.

Man arraigned on charges of vandalizing Jewish landmark in Sharon ... https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/06/04/man...charges...secret.../story.html6/4/2018 - STOUGHTON — Police secretly photographed Yerachmiel E. “Rocky” Taube as he allegedly used a stick and a blade to cut down part of an eruv that was erected by Orthodox Jews in Sharon. Taube appeared in Stoughton District Court Monday to face charges that include a civil rights violation for allegedly vandalizing the Jewish landmark. due back in court July 31, and bail was set at $2,500 cash. The judge said Taube would be required to wear a GPS monitoring device if bail is posted.

  Sharon man charged with vandalizing Jewish ... - The Patriot Ledger
www.patriotledger.com/news/.../sharon-man-charged-with-vandalizing-jewish-landma...
6/4/2018 -  28-year-old man is accused of vandalizing the eruv line, a Jewish landmark constructed in 1990.a set of poles and string that surround the town and serve as a boundary for the Jewish community to carry items out of their homes on the Sabbath.  SHARON — A resident who formerly attended a temple in charge of maintaining a Jewish landmark in town has now been charged with repeatedly vandalizing it, police said. Yerachmiel E. Taube, 28, was arrested by Sharon police on Saturday and charged with malicious destruction of property, destruction to a religious organization, disorderly conduct and a civil rights violation.

Police say the eruv line was cut several times dating back to September. They were contacted in January by Rabbi Noah Cheses of Young Israel of Sharon, the temple that maintains the eruv. Police later learned that boards attached to trees that held the line in place were being torn off.

“Constructed in 1990, the eruv has served as a critical piece of infrastructure for the Jewish community by creating a sense of togetherness for hundreds of households in the town of Sharon,” the police department wrote in a Facebook post. “Over 40 volunteers put in significant time and effort in order to maintain this eruv on a weekly basis. There has been repeated vandalism of the line.”

During Taube’s arraignment, the prosecutor said Sharon police installed a camera along the Massapoag trail, the area where the eruv line was being damaged most frequently, last week. Police say the camera, which took a photograph every few seconds, captured the suspect cutting the eruv line.

Police say an officer who was familiar with Taube recognized him as the suspect in the video

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Sharon Man Charged With Vandalizing Eruv Line | Sharon, MA Patch
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Sharon Eruv vandalism suspect arrested | Boston Herald
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Man arrested in repeated vandalism of suburban Boston eruv | Jewish ...
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