Creating Place, Creating Community: The Intangible Boundaries of the Jewish ‘Eruv’

  title={Creating Place, Creating Community: The Intangible Boundaries of the Jewish ‘Eruv’},
  author={Michele Rapoport},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  pages={891 - 904}
  • Michele Rapoport
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
  • Jewish rulings on the ‘Eruv’ were established within the religious framework prohibiting labor on the Sabbath. On the seventh day of rest, according to Judaism, objects cannot be carried from one place to another except in zones deemed private. In order to overcome these prohibitions, religious texts permitted the demarcation of Eruv boundaries, which expand the boundaries of the private zone into the public on the Sabbath, allowing many daily activities to become possible. Eruv boundaries—its… CONTINUE READING


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