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Taking Stock

Cultures of Enumeration in Contemporary Jewish Life

Taking Stock by Edited by Michal Kravel-Tovi and Deborah Dash Moore
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Taking Stock is a collection of lively, original essays that explore the cultures of enumeration that permeate contemporary and modern Jewish life. Speaking to the profound cultural investment in quantified forms of knowledge and representation—whether discussing the Holocaust or counting the numbers of Israeli and American Jews—these essays reveal a social life of Jewish numbers. As they trace the uses of numerical frameworks, they portray how Jews define, negotiate, and enact matters of Jewish collectivity. The contributors offer productive perspectives into ubiquitous yet often overlooked aspects of the modern Jewish experience.

Indiana University Press; June 2016
274 pages; ISBN 9780253020574
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Title: Taking Stock
Author: Edited by Michal Kravel-Tovi and Deborah Dash Moore