Rabbi Etan Mintz stands in the bimah of the B'nai Israel synagogue. Established in 1873, B'nai Israel is the oldest continuously operating congrgation 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 into public spaces on the Sabbath. The eruv is often made using telephone poles and wires.
Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun