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Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

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Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish news, primarily of the literary variety, from around the Web.

  • Jonathan Gondelman’s thoughtful review of a translation of Hans Keilson’s Life Goes On, in Jewish Ideas Daily.
  • Among the many recent appreciations of Edward I. Koch, my favorites include pieces by two writers I’ve admired for a long time: Jeffrey Goldberg and Thane Rosenbaum.
  • On Tablet, Jew-by-choice Jamaica Kincaid discusses her new book.
  • An intriguing list: “Top 25 Literary Classics About Israel.”
  • Remember this Keshet contest? The contest has produced The Purim Superhero, a new children’s book published by Kar-Ben. See this article from The Jewish Week all about this book featuring Nate, “a Jewish boy with two dads,” and the book’s author, Elisabeth Kushner.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    1. I’m surprised that David Grossman, Oz, Yehoshua aren’t on that list. Seems a most conservative list. To me, To the End of the Land, and also The Liberated Bride, and so much of Oz…how can they not count among 25 most revealing books about Israel? And where’s Agnon? I guess I’m saying I don’t like the list.

      • Valid points, Barbara. You know, as I’m seeing elsewhere, sometimes the most valuable aspect of these lists is the fact that they provoke further discussion/suggestions.

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