Published Work

The Eruvin in Brooklyn

| 11/26/2012

The history of the eruv in Brooklyn is fraught with controversy and dispute. Ever since the idea of building an eruv in Brooklyn was first addressed in the early 1950s, rabbis have debated the halakhic acceptability and social appropriateness of these eruvin. This article will explore the history of the eruvin in Brooklyn through an analysis of the rabbinic material and an evaluation of the place of the Brooklyn eruvin in the history of city eruvin in America.

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