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Tradition: 
Jewish
Place of Origin: 
United StatesConnecticutNew Haven
Date: 
2010 CE
Subject: 
Eruv
ID: 
15177
Notes: 

Photograph by Margaret Olin. Used by permission.

Image 2. As a temporary solution for a broken cable cover, a two by four or plywood board may be attached to the bottom of a utility pole, where any utility wire must pass over it when it leaves the pole.

Image 3. A cable cover on a utility pole capped by a rubber cap meant for the bottom of a chair leg or cane, directly below a utility wire indicating a symbolic gate made of, respectively a post (lechi), and a lintel (koreh). The cap acting as a capital, is important visually, but not structurally.

Image 4. Eruv Camouflage: The cable cover on the left belongs to the utility company and covers a wire. The cable on the right belongs to the eruv and acts as a “lechi,” or gatepost. New Haven, 2010.