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

@article{Cousineau2005RabbinicUI,
  title={Rabbinic Urbanism in London: Rituals and the Material Culture of the Sabbath},
  author={J. Cousineau},
  journal={Jewish Social Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={11},
  pages={36 - 57}
}
  • J. Cousineau
  • Published 2005
  • Jewish Social Studies
  • n February 2003, six and a half square miles of the Borough of Barnet was leased to a representative of London’s Jewish community for a nominal sum of approximately one British pound.1 This unusual real estate transaction activated a type of space—an eruv—that would have immediate practical ramifications for part of the Jewish community, and would stand over time as a powerful spatial expression of communal values and identity. This article offers an ethnographic and material culture analysis… CONTINUE READING

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