Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Eruvin in the News: Cornell University, NY

Cornell University Jewish Group Planning Eruv

Symbolic Fence Would Allow Activities During Sabbath; Town Approval Pending

By Krisy Gashler

Ithaca may soon be a friendlier place for Orthodox Jews.

How soon depends on how long it takes to get permission from municipal governments.

The Center for Jewish Living at Cornell University has been working for roughly two years to establish an eruv to surround campus and parts of the city and town of Ithaca and the village of Cayuga Heights.

An eruv is a symbolic fence that surrounds an area and allows observant Jews to move more freely on the Sabbath, said Cornell campus Rabbi Meir Klein. Read on...