Suspect in vandalism to Jewish boundary heads to court

A Massachusetts man charged with vandalizing the ritual outdoor boundary relied on by some Orthodox Jews known as an eruv is heading to court.

Police say 28-year-old Yerachmiel Taube, of Sharon, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges including malicious destruction of property and destruction to a religious organization.

Taube was arrested Saturday in connection with the vandalism in Sharon that has been going on for several weeks.

The eruv is a series of poles and string that mark the boundaries of the Orthodox Jewish community’s "household" in which they can carry certain items on the Sabbath.

Taube was held over the weekend. It was not clear if he has a lawyer.

The Sharon eruv has been in the community since 1990 and is maintained by 40 volunteers.

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