Rabbinic Urbanism in London: Rituals and the Material Culture of the Sabbath

  title={Rabbinic Urbanism in London: Rituals and the Material Culture of the Sabbath},
  author={Jennifer R. Cousineau},
  journal={Jewish Social Studies},
  pages={36 - 57}
  • J. Cousineau
  • Published 18 October 2005
  • History
  • Jewish Social Studies
This article offers an ethnographic and material culture analysis of a spatial phenomenon that I call "rabbinic urbanism," using the planning and construction of the London eruv as an example. My investigation focuses on a late-twentieth- century form of the eruv, through which I hope to contribute to an enlarged understanding of the ways in which Jews locate themselves in urban space. The type of rabbinic urbanism I observed in London and will elaborate below was characterized by ritualized… 

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