Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Eruvin in the News: New Haven, CT 5

Yale/Downtown Eruv Connects With Westville


By Brittany Gala

New Haven - Families are packing the Joseph Slifka Center on Yale’s campus each Sabbath, and it’s something Rabbi Jason Rappoport is still getting used to.

Until three weeks ago, many devout Orthodox Jewish families who live in or around Yale University had been unable to attend Sabbath services together because of a Jewish law that prohibits followers from pushing, throwing or carrying anything outdoors on the Sabbath unless they are within an eruv, a perimeter that converts outdoor public space into private domain. Read on ...