Eruv Fits Early Into New Haven’s Route 34 Plans

Jul 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Transportation

The rabbi pointed high up in the sky to a light pole bearing a barely distinguishable wire. “Do you touch that one?” he asked the civil engineer beside him.

“I need to look at my plans,” replied the engineer as cars whooshed by on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

For the most part, though, the engineer, Daniel P. Casey (at left in above photo), was asking the questions. The rabbi, Dov Greer (at right), was offering answers, offering a seminar on the Jewish concept of “eruv.”

An eruv is an area with a continuous symbolic boundary that allows the religiously observant to carry keys or food or push strollers on the Sabbath.

For more on this story, visit: Eruv Fits Early Into Route 34 Plans | New Haven Independent.

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