The Eruv in America - Halakhah and History
Rabbi Adam Mintz
February 16 - March 9
Thursdays, 11:00am Eastern, 6:00pm Israel
Today there are over 200 eruvin in North America. Yet, prior to 1970 there were fewer than 10 eruvin in America.
How does the history of eruvin reflect the evolution of American Orthodoxy?
How did the rabbis deal with the potential violation of the laws of Shabbat in the absence of an eruv?
Come and explore these and other fascinating issues regarding the history of eruvin in America.
February 16: The History of Eruvin from the Talmud Through the Nineteenth Century
February 23: The St. Louis Eruv: The First Eruv in America
March 2: The History of the Toronto Eruv
March 9: The History of the Manhattan Eruv