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Notes from Around the Web

  • The latest Tablet column from Josh Lambert lists a number of new Holocaust-related book releases.
  • Also on Tablet: an interview with Janis Bellow on the occasion of the publication of Saul Bellow: Letters.
  • Bill Clinton calls for Yitzhak Rabin’s work to be completed.
  • I probably won’t be revisiting any of Jean-Luc Godard’s films anytime soon.
  • On a similarly depressing note: This Jewish Ideas Daily article presents the dismal situation Israel faces within the United Nations.
  • Some personal reflections on the latest Jewish Book Council Twitter Book Club, and connections between Julie Orringer’s The Invisible Bridge and my own forthcoming story collection, Quiet Americans.
  • The Association of Jewish Libraries has issued a Call for Applicants for a seat on the Sydney Taylor Book Awards Committee. Deadline: December 1, 2010.
  • Linda K. Wertheimer shares two thoughtful essays on the motivations behind her writing over on the Jewish Muse blog.
  • Sherri Mandell is the most recent first-prize winner of the Moment/Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest. Her winning story is “Jerusalem Stone.”
  • Shabbat shalom, everyone!

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