Every autumn, according to the dictates of the Hebrew year, we acquire a new calendar at home and at work. Today, we usually look for a calendar that is both attractive and useful. That’s the significance of the calendar that we hang on the wall and place on the desk: it’s an aesthetic object that presents essential information, accompanying us along the course of twelve months.
We go through the pages, whether day by day or month by month, but our original choice, at the appointed time every autumn, is a careful choice made for the entire year. We want the calendar to be pleasing to the eye, since it fulfills the role of a hung picture, but we also want it to do its job.