Religion

Eruv Will Be Back Up

by Paul Bass | Feb 15, 2017 12:17 pm | Comments (1)

If you happened to notice a rabbi checking 11 miles worth of telephone poles around town in the wake of last week’s snowstorm, here’s what he was up to:  Making sure that religiously observant New Haven Jews can stroll babies and carry prayer books when Sabbath rolls around.

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Expected Refugee Ban Sparks Local Protest

by Lucy Gellman | Jan 25, 2017 8:30 pm | Comments (3)

Scott Friedman Photo A small but vocal crowd, many holding homemade signs and placards, gathered Wednesday night at the corner of Chapel and Church streets for an “emergency vigil” to protest President Donald Trump’s expected executive order barring and then indefinitely banning Syrian refugees from the U.S. and temporarily barring refugees from Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Somalia or Libya.

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