Author and editor Judith Shulevitz (Slate, NY Times Book Review, The New Yorker) will be at the Tenement Museum tomorrow evening for the Tenement Talks series. Shulevitz will be discussing her highly praised book, The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time. The book is an examination of the holy day of rest and an inquiry into its place in contemporary society.
Shulevitz notes on her website, “About a decade ago, I began to take a passionate interest in the Sabbath, the ancient weekly day of rest. I told myself that this was purely a matter of intellectual curiosity, but it wasn’t. My feelings were murkier than that. I was ravenous for something, though I didn’t know what. I tried to get my hands on everything having to do with the Sabbath.”
The Sabbath World was one of the Times‘ 100 Notable Books of 2010.
FREE // 6:30pm // 108 Orchard Street.