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Sunday, March 6 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Clocks and Jewish Law

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Modern timekeeping devices, like atomic clocks and quartz watches, are the end product of a long series of groundbreaking innovations, beginning with the invention of the mechanical clock in the 13th century. Jews, of course, needed to keep track of time long before that. In this class, we'll look at the long, tangled history of Jews and timekeeping, from the age of sundials through modern era.

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David Zvi Kalman

David Zvi Kalman is a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Jewish law, Islamic law, and the history of technology. He is the owner and operator of Print-O-Craft LLC, an independent Jewish publishing house. He is co-founder and executive director of Jewish... Read More →

Sunday March 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST