Read my cover story on older parenting in The New Republic.
Many more New Republic and New York Times articles on science and culture will be posted here in the next few days.
Here’s my most recent book:
THE SABBATH WORLD: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time, by Judith Shulevitz (Random House, 2010)
The New York Times 100 Notable Books for 2010.
Finalist, National Jewish Book Award.
One of five best nonfiction books of 2010, according to the Jewish Daily Forward.
The American Library Association’s 2011 Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish Literature.
“Enormously interesting.”–The New Republic
From the Los Angeles Times:“What a brilliant idea. … Part history, part meditation, the book delves into the Sabbath in Judaism and Christianity while invoking a wealth of nonreligious sources, from William Wordsworth to Sigmund Freud. Ultimately, The Sabbath World suggests, the Sabbath offers a way to live outside of time, even for a day a week — an act not just of renewal but of resistance in an obsessively over-scheduled and over-networked world.”
From The Atlantic: Judith Shulevitz’s wonderful new book, The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time, is part of a small set of books that have helped me situate myself as a Jew and as a person…This is not a book merely for practitioners of Judaism — it is for anyone who is looking for transcendence within the confines of the time and the space that we have been granted. Also, as a bonus, The Sabbath World is gorgeously-written; Judith is one of those writers who is fighting against the technology-driven movement that, in the words of Hanna Rosin, turns words into widgets. —Jeffrey Goldberg
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Watch a conversation between Judith Shulevitz and James Carroll (author of Constantine’s Sword) at the Templeton Book Forum at the Harvard Club of Manhattan.
More clips from that conversation on YouTube.
Watch Judith Shulevitz on “The Colbert Report.”