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The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time

by Judith Shulevitz

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A partly autobiographical exploration of Sabbath history and the evolution of temporal sacred space across the centuries. It was an interesting read on the origins of the Sabbath in both Jewish and Christian cultures and how societies have (or haven't) implemented its secular or non-secular observation. In the 21st Century, where US "blue laws" go largely unenforced and ubiquitous communication is such that we need to purposely choose silence, it elicits some good questions about what the Sabbath (or just a day of rest and contemplation) mean to us. ( )
  traumleben | Sep 25, 2011 |
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In this erudite, elegantly written book, critic Judith Shulevitz weaves together histories of the Jewish and Christian sabbaths, speculations on the nature of time, and a rueful account of her personal struggle with the day. Whatever our faith or lack thereof, this rich and resonant meditation on the day of rest will remind us of the danger of letting time drive us heedlessly forward without ever stopping to reflect.… (more)

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