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Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

  • Adding this to my TBR list: Shani Boianjiu’s The People of Forever Are Not Afraid. According to Shelf Awareness, the novel “follows three teenage friends from the same Israeli village as they’re conscripted into the army, an experience that alters their lives in irrevocable and unpredictable ways.” The book will be out in September.
  • Leah Vincent explains why she is shopping around her “ex-frum” memoir.
  • On The Whole Megillah, Barbara Krasner interviews poet Elana Bell. (Krasner encountered Bell at a recent conference, where Bell was part of a panel titled “Not Your Bubbe’s Poetry.”)
  • I tried to stay open-minded reading this article. Until I got to the totally un-qualified use of the word “Nakba.”
  • It’s hard to know quite how to respond to these statements from Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua. Except to say that I prefer to believe in Klal Yisrael.
  • Shabbat shalom!

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