Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

A won­der­ful piece from Tablet, prompt­ed by Judith Shulevitz’s new book The Sab­bath World: Glimpses of a Dif­fer­ent Order of Time, which excerpts nine Jew­ish fic­tion writ­ers on how they’ve han­dled the theme of the sev­enth day with­in their works. Excerpt­ed authors includ­ed Elisa Albert, Shalom Aus­lan­der, David Bez­mozgis, Nathan Eng­lan­der, Tova Mirvis, Lev Raphael, Jonathan Rosen, and, of course, Philip Roth. Find the excerpts here.