MoCo eruvim just before Sabbath

This week I am documenting Montgomery County’s eruvim. While out shooting video and photos along the Capital Beltway I encountered one of the eruv inspectors who makes weekly checks to ensure that the eruv is intact for the week’s Sabbath. This video captures some of the chance encounter.

I wasn’t planning on interviewing anyone so this was a complete surprise. I didn’t have my sound gear and I hadn’t prepared questions so this is about as raw as impromptu fieldwork gets.

Coming next week is the second post in my series, Courtyards of Convenience: Montgomery County’s Eruvim. Clicking here will take you to the first post on mapping the eruvim.

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