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Saturday, February 16 • 9:40pm - 10:40pm
Bribed Police Officers, Houses on Wheels, and the 1904 World's Fair: The Halachic Controversy on Building Eruvs in America

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An Eruv makes public land into shared Jewish space -- so how can you build one in the middle of a non-Jewish metropolis? The first attempt sent shockwaves through the Torah world, as two American rabbis squared off in an international fight about pedestrian rights, newfangled technology, and whether Talmudic precedents still apply in the age of democracy.

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Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield serves as the Rabbi of Bais Abraham Congregation, in Saint Louis, MO. Originally from Los Angeles, Ben was trained at Yeshivat Har Etzion, Yeshiva University, Oxford, and Johns Hopkins, and was awarded Tikvah Fund and Wexner Graduate fellowships. Ben is a founder of... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 9:40pm - 10:40pm
Room 11 (5th Floor)