The Impossible Necessary Sabbath: What an Ancient Institution Has to Teach Us in These Postmodern Times
Judith Shulevitz is a cultural critic and magazine editor who helped to start both Slate and Lingua Franca, which won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence under her co-editorship. She has been a columnist for Slate and the New York Times Book Review, and is now a contributing editor at the New Republic.
We know the Sabbath as a holy day of rest, but what else might it have been or meant in the past? Was it the first effort to protect the rights of workers? Of women? Today, is it a smart way to manage stress in a world in which computers and cell phones never get turned off and work never comes to an end?
Shulevitz will reflect on the Sabbath when she discusses her recent book, The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
This Provost’s Lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:00 pm in the Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2. It is co-sponsored by Stony Brook Hillel, the Fran Zak Judaica Library Fund of the Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life, the Program in Judaic Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Humanities Institute.