Posts tagged "eruv"

A tale of 2 Chicago synagogues' approach to children

A tale of 2 Chicago synagogues' approach to children
In his presentation on “Law and Border” at the Limmud Chicago 2013 conference on Feb. 17, Rabbi Avi Finegold, an education consultant, outlined two very different approaches to the Jewish ritual called eruv. An eruv is essentially a loophole that allows observant Jews to carry things on the Sabbath. For Orthodox Jews, who do not... Read more »

High-strung Sabbath loopholes

High-strung Sabbath loopholes
Did you know that the few block radius in Lakeview circumscribed by Irving Park, just east of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton, and the Metra tracks is considered, according to Orthodox Jewish law (or halakha, to be a private rather than a public domain? If it sounds counter-intuitive for several public streets and sidewalks to add... Read more »