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BARNET SETS UP JEWISH ZONE

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A north London council has agreed to the creation of a notional Jewish border by allowing fishing wire to be strung...
A north London council has agreed to the creation of a notional Jewish border by allowing fishing wire to be strung between specially erected poles.

Barnet LBC has agreed to the 'eruv' - a six and a half square mile freedom zone for orthodox Jews - but discussion about the location of the poles continues.

The eruv is important to orthodox Jews because they are allowed to perform certain activities on the Jewish Sabbath within its confines.

A public inquiry last year agreed in principle to an eruv, despite some local opposition. But Barnet's development and protection committee has rejected four sites for the poles, which will number 89 when the zone is completed.

Barnet councillor Sheila Scott told LGC members were concerned that the poles do not become hazards to people with visual disabilities.
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