A new article of mine just appeared in the American Jewish Archives Journal.
Jewish Time in Early-Nineteenth-Century America: 1–29
In 1806, a clerk in Newport, Rhode Island, by the name of Moses Lopez published the first free-standing Jewish calendar in the Americas. In this article, Satlow investigates both the historical context in which this calendar was produced and how American Jews used it in the nineteenth century. Through the lens of Lopez’s calendar and its use, we can thus catch a glimpse of how the American Jewish community used material objects to form and reinforce its self-identity.