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The Sabbath world : glimpses of a different order of time

Author: Judith Shulevitz
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2010.
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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.
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Named Person: Judith Shulevitz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Shulevitz
ISBN: 9781400062003 1400062004
OCLC Number: 233939427
Description: xxxi, 246 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The view from afar --
Time sickness --
Group dynamics --
The scandal of the holy --
The flight from time --
People of the book --
Scenes of instruction --
Remembering the Sabbath.
Responsibility: Judith Shulevitz.

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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.

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