Eruv

After 10 Years, Largest Eruv In U.K. Going Operational

01/08/2014
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The United Kingdom’s largest eruv will be usable for the first time this Sabbath.

Hamptons Group Going To Federal Court In Eruv Bid

08/29/2013
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A group trying to have an eruv built in Long Island’s Hamptons filed a federal lawsuit after having its bid quashed by a zoning board.

A Rabbi And A Monk Walk Into A Courtyard

With the almost invisible strings of Fort Washington’s eruv stretching from pole to pole above us, we followed Rabbi Adam Mintz and Brother John Glasenapp, OSB up the hill where we found welcome refuge from Manhattan’s May heat inside the medieval walls of The Cloisters. An unlikely tag team, the rabbi and  the monk were leading  a group of 25 on a two hour walk and discussion sponsored by Yeshiva University Museum and The Cloisters museum to tease out the public/private nature of the eruv and Cloister, and how they create religious structures and community.

Rabbi Adam Mintz and Brother John Glasenapp. Angela Himsel

The Eruv: Staying within Bounds

An exhibit at the Yeshiva University Museum, “It’s a Thin Line,” describes the history of the eruv and its evolution both nationally and across the globe, but it is the story of the Manhattan eruv, established in 1907 -- and a source of controversy since its inception -- which makes up the core of the exhibit.

"Tightrope" by Yona Verwer. Photo courtesy Yeshiva University Museum

Let's Stop Enabling Our Jewish Fanatics

01/10/2012

 

A number of years ago the Agudath Ha-Rabonim, a relatively small group of right-wing Orthodox rabbis, declared that Conservative and Reform Judaism were "outside of Torah and outside of Judaism.” Much has been written to justify and rationalize their statement. I found it offensive, but for argument’s sake let’s say they are right – more importantly let’s say that in fact they are the true spokespeople for the application of halacha (Jewish law).

Let's Stop Enabling Our Jewish Fanatics

01/10/2012

A number of years ago the Agudath Ha-Rabonim, a relatively small group of right-wing Orthodox rabbis, declared that Conservative and Reform Judaism were "outside of Torah and outside of Judaism.” Much has been written to justify and rationalize their statement. I found it offensive, but for argument’s sake let’s say they are right – more importantly let’s say that in fact they are the true spokespeople for the application of halacha (Jewish law).

David Sable

Eruv Suit In Hamptons Fueling New Tensions

Federal action by eruv supporters seeks to bypass towns; ‘the real Jewish
people in village oppose it.’

01/18/2011
Staff Writer

There are observant Jews in the Village of Westhampton Beach who have had to hire gentiles to push their baby carriages, strollers and wheelchairs alongside them so they could attend synagogue on the Sabbath and Yom Kippur.

Eruv supporters say suit could bring “multimillion-dollar award.”

he Eruv Rav

09/05/2008
Editor and Publisher
The headline of this column refers to Marc Schneier, the high-profile rabbi leading the campaign for an eruv, or ritual Sabbath enclosure, in his tony Westhampton Beach community. It’s also an allusion to the Hebrew phrase in the Torah translated as “mixed multitudes,” or rabble rousers — in this case increasingly vocal and angry local residents, Jews and non-Jews, opposed to the town granting approval to the rabbinic loophole allowing observant Jews to carry on the Sabbath.
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