Rabbi Etan Mintz and his wife, Tammy, with their children, Shlomo, 10 months and Ilana, 2. They are walking from, on right, B'nai Israel, where Rabbi Mintz is the spiritual leader. Established in 1873, B'nai Israel is the oldest continuously operating congregation in the state. The congregation has grown with the revitalization of downtown. Mintz is interested in establishing an eruv, creating an enclosure where Orthodox can carry things outside their homes, like pushing a stroller, into public spaces on the Sabbath. The eruv is often made using telephone poles and wires.
Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun