Judith Shulevitz is the science editor of The New Republic. Before that, she was the founding culture editor of Slate and the editor of Lingua Franca, which won a National Magazine Award for General Excellence under her editorship. She has been a columnist for The New York Times Book Review, Slate, and New York Magazine. Her book, The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time (2010), was a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. It also won the The American Library Association’s .