| 105 from an "Eastern Slavic-Jewish culture" (261), models her polemics on satires by Kraus. If Herzog, instead of overstretching herself by undertaking to discuss early twentieth-century Austrian Jewish culture in its own right, had explored it in just enough detail to bring out these literary genealogies, her book could have been excellent; as it is, the first part can be used only with caution. Ritchie Robertson University of Oxford Palaces of time: Jewish calenDaR anD cultuRe in eaRly moDeRn euRoPe Elisheva Carlebach. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. 292 pp. Modern media and self-help books are filled with discussions of time--how to maximize time, how scarce time is, how important it is to modern man. Reading modern resources one could get the impression that time troubles were not part of the past. Yet, time has always been important for groups and individuals. Whether calculated by minutes, days, weeks, or years, different ways of understanding time have been the basis of alliances and divisions between individuals, religions, and even civilizations. Despite the importance of time and calendar, time has rarely been studied by Jewish historians, with one exception: the polemics around calendars in Jewish historiography have
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies – Purdue University Press
Published: Oct 23, 2013
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