Posts Tagged ‘sjenoder book’

“Sjenoder Glove”

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Sjnoder boek, Mi- sje-nadar. He who made an oath.

Sjnoder boek, Mi- sje-nadar. He who made an oath.

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"sjnode"r boek sjnoder boek, detail
Inspired by this typical jewish/Dutch phenomenon Tootland Productions is producing now a short animation film “The Anatomy of Tzedakah (charity)”.
The Anatomy of Tzedakah depicts the life of a Sjenoder book transformed into a magic self-consuming hand. The selfless , self devouring, self regenerating hand. The hand that reaches its heart and disappears.

Sjenoder book, Mi-She Nadar, he who made an oath

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

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The Sjenoder book is a sort of replacement to the Tzedahah (charity) box.
Not being allowed to handle money on Shabat, Dutch jews were trying to avoid work prohibition on Shabat by replacing the traditional Tzedakah box by a Sjnoder book.
A Sjnoder book, Sjenoder shelf,  Sjnoder box, contains a list of  names of  jewish community members. On Shabat, it was the custom to insert/put a shoelace into a tiny hole placed by the name of the donor. Laterd on the donor could “cash” his vow to tzedakah.