Lavie Tidhar. The Old Dispensation. (Tor.com February 2017)

Online here and well worth a read.

A big picture Space Opera, many many millenia hence, with the Jewish faith, and the Exilarch, commanding the new universe. The story opens with a sentence to intrigue the reader :

“The Yom Kippur–class Adjudicator Starship Vey Is Mir left the planet of New Jerusalem at twelve oh five hundred hours Temple Mean Time, en route to the planet Kadesh.”

The story flits back and forth both in perspective and in chronological time, and has Tidhar’s usual neat touches, as the Exilarch interrogate Shemel about his recent trip to Kadesh. The narrative paints the big picture, but is close enough to Shemel to get the personal interest.

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