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The Holocaust's Jewish calendars : keeping time sacred, making time holy / Alan Rosen.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: CE35 .R66 2019

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    "Calendars map time, shaping and delineating our experience of it. While the challenges to tracking Jewish conceptions of time during the Holocaust were substantial, Alan Rosen reveals that many took great risks to mark time within that vast upheaval. Rosen inventories and organizes Jewish calendars according to the wartime settings in which they were produced--from Jewish communities to ghettos and concentration camps. The calendars he considers reorient views of Jewish circumstances during the war and show how Jews were committed to fashioning traditional guides to daily life, even in the most extreme conditions. In a separate chapter, moreover, he elucidates how Holocaust-era diaries sometimes served as surrogate Jewish calendars. All in all, Rosen presents a revised idea of time, continuity, the sacred and the mundane, the ordinary and the extraordinary even when death and destruction were the order of the day. Rosen's focus on the Jewish calendar--the ultimate symbol of continuity, as weekday follows weekday and Sabbath follows Sabbath--sheds new light on how Jews maintained connections to their way of conceiving time even within the cauldron of the Holocaust."--Publisher description.
    Series
    Jewish literature and culture
    Jewish literature and culture.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Rosen, Alan (Alan Charles), author.
    Published
    Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2019]
    ©2019
    Contents
    Introduction
    Time at the end of a Jewish century
    Tracking time in the new Jewish century : calendars in wartime ghettos
    Concentration camps, endless time, and Jewish time
    While in hiding : calendar consciousness on the edge of destruction
    At the top of the page : calendar dates in Holocaust diaries
    The Holocaust as a revolution in Jewish time : the Lubavitcher Rebbes' wartime calendar book
    Epilogue
    Appendix 1. Inventory of wartime Jewish calendars
    Appendix 2. Months of the Jewish calendar year, with their holidays and fast days
    Appendix 3. English-language rendering of Rabbi Scheiner calendar.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-239) and index.
    Introduction -- Time at the end of a Jewish century -- Tracking time in the new Jewish century : calendars in wartime ghettos -- Concentration camps, endless time, and Jewish time -- While in hiding : calendar consciousness on the edge of destruction -- At the top of the page : calendar dates in Holocaust diaries -- The Holocaust as a revolution in Jewish time : the Lubavitcher Rebbes' wartime calendar book -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1. Inventory of wartime Jewish calendars -- Appendix 2. Months of the Jewish calendar year, with their holidays and fast days -- Appendix 3. English-language rendering of Rabbi Scheiner calendar.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    0253038278
    9780253038272
    9780253038265
    025303826X
    Physical Description
    xv, 251 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.

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