Talmud Sholem Aleichem

Saving The Dates

Elisheva Carlebach rediscovers the lost art of ‘sifrei evronot,’ Jewish calendar booklets.

04/05/2011

Tucked into a corner of the Columbia University campus at the end of a long hallway, Elisheva Carlebach’s book-lined office is as quiet and serene as a library. But as soon as she begins to speak about her new book, “Palaces of Time” (Harvard), we’re transported to a world where few things are fixed or organized — not even the concept of time.

Sefer evronot, 1717. Cincinnati, Klau Library, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
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