Publisher Note

"According to Jewish Law, during Shabbat, a day which lasts from Friday at sunset to Saturday after the appearance of the first two stars (...), absolute rest is obligatory for believers (...). The prohibition on working includes the ban on carrying any object (...) outside the home. However, if we refer to the Torah, a village, a town, surrounded by a perimeter wall with doors , are considered private domains, and in these villages, these cities, everyone can transport objects from home to the street, from the street to their home ... In short, the city becomes home. But in our time , few modern cities are surrounded by ramparts and therefore each one should contain its activities in its house if it was not accepted today that, such derogations from the Law, erouvim are built. They consist of threads (or strings) forming an imaginary wall In most cases, these "borders" are created by erecting friends aux and by connecting them together by means of galvanized steel cables (...). According to the Torah, in any villa surrounded by an eruv, the public domain can be considered as private territory. "

Artists’ Book

L'EROUV de Jérusalem

by Sophie Calle

Release Place Arles, France
Edition 2nd edition
Release Date 2002
Artist: Sophie Calle
ISBN-13: 9782742709649
Subform Photoboook
Topics Jewish Law, Sabbath
Methods Photography, Writings
Language French, French
Format softcover
Dimensions 19.0 × 10.0 × 1.0 cm
Pages 72
Technique Offset