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Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism

Kattan Gribetz Sarit


The rabbinic corpus begins with a question — “when?” — and is brimming with discussions about time and the relationship between people, God, and the hour. This book explores the rhythms of time that animated the rabbinic world of late antiquity, revealing how rabbis conceptualized time as a way of constructing difference between themselves and imperial Rome, Jews and Christians, men and women, and human and divine. Each chapter explores a unique aspect of rabbinic discourse on time. The book shows how the ancient rabbinic texts artfully subvert Roman imperialism by offering “rabbinic time” as ... More

Keywords: rabbis, late antiquity, Jewish identity, rabbinic world, rabbinic discourse, Roman imperialism, Sabbath, gendered daily ritual, time, Judaism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691192857
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691192857.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kattan Gribetz Sarit, author
Fordham University