Can I use a private street Eruv?
This Shabbos an Eruv was constructed by a few of my neighbors. The Eruv was constructed in front of a number of houses, and included the sidewalk in front of these houses. It was built, in order to make it easier for people to carry their Siddurim, to participate in a porch Minyan on their block.
I know the Rabbonim have prohibited using an Eruv in our community, for various reasons. Is a sidewalk Eruv also problematic?
Although it was created for current use, it’s probable the Eruv will stay up indefinitely.
Can I use this Eruv?
The Beis Din does not approve of such an Eruv unless it would have an actual fence with doors.
Additionally, making an Eruv on a public sidewalk is not allowed since the area belongs to the city.