By COLlive reporter
A new kuntres was released by Rabbi Yechiel Kalmenson, Rosh Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch in Brunoy, France, explaining his halachic support for constructing an Eruv in a large metropolis.
Rabbi Kalmenson authored more than 35 seforim, and is most famous for his seforim on the lamed tes mlochos. He was among the 16 signatures on a dramatic Kol Kore of Chabad rabbonim and poskim to build more Eruvin so the public can carry on Shabbos.
The purpose of Rabbi Kalmenson’s new kuntres is to further clarify the position of the Alter Rebbe, Tzemach Tzedek and the Rebbe regarding whether the concept of a reshus harabim (public domain) exists today.
This new kuntres is one of four that will be published, each clarifying a different aspect to this complex and debated issue. Some are pushing for an Eruv in Crown Heights based on this opinion.