Yeshiva University Museum in cooperation with the Orthodox Union and Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future present
Eruvin: the Streets, the Strings, and the Shabbat
Rav Hershel Schachter
Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS),
Together with a tour and viewing of the exhibition It’s a Thin Line: The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond
March 13, 2013
6:00pm – Curator’s Tour and Viewing of Exhibition
7:00pm – Shiur
Coinciding with the beginning of Masechet Eruvin in the Daf Yomi cycle, this program explores the meaning and importance of the eruv in Jewish thought, culture and halacha.
Participants are invited to experience It’s a Thin Line – the first museum exhibition to focus on the history and modern life of the eruv. Featuring 130 artifacts, books, manuscripts, tools and art works, spanning over five centuries, the exhibition brings to life the process through which the ancient rabbinic precept of the eruv has been interpreted and applied – as well as challenged – in New York and its surrounding communities.
Following a curator’s tour of the exhibition, Rav Schachter will provide unique insights into various concepts introduced in Masechet Eruvin. The shiur will be of interest for all audiences – especially those embarking on learning the masechta as part of their Daf Yomi study.
Together, the shiur and exhibition will provide a vibrant participatory learning experience, exploring the eruv from the pages of the Talmud through to its meaning and impact in modern Jewish life.
Free; reservations required
For reservations, call 212-868-4444 or register online.