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By Sylvie Anne Goldberg,Benjamin Ivry

The clepsydra is an historic water clock and serves because the fundamental metaphor for this exam of Jewish conceptions of time from antiquity to the current. simply because the stream of water is topic to a couple of variables similar to temperature and strain, water clocks mark a time that's moving and relative. Time isn't really a uniform phenomenon. it's a social build made from ideals, medical wisdom, and political scan. it's also a narrative instructed through theologians, historians, philosophers, and astrophysicists.
Consequently, Clepsydra is a cultural background divided in elements: narrated time and measured time, stated time and counted time, absolute time and ordered time. it really is via this conversation that Sylvie Anne Goldberg demanding situations the assumption of a unified Judeo-Christian time and asks, "What is Jewish time?" She consults biblical and rabbinic resources and refers to medieval and smooth texts to appreciate the differing kinds of awareness of time present in Judaism. In Jewish time, Goldberg argues, earlier, current, and destiny are intertwined and include one perpetual narrative.

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