Super Lawyers
William C. Altreuter

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Shown here is the Buffalo Eruv, which is actually in Amherst. It was just completed last month, which is interesting all by itself-- were there smaller ones before? Eruvin are a Talmudic work-around for the traditional prohibitions on carrying things outside the home on the Sabbath. Calvin Trillin calls the eruv a "magic schlepping circle," and I have to admit that I think that's funny, but I also like the idea of the eruv-- if you are going to live in a mystical world, there should be some magical things about it, even if your world looks like Sheridan Drive to everyone else.

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. . . and a plot device in The Yiddish Policemen's Union

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