Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of links, primarily of the literary variety.
Can you describe your Jewish mom in six words? The Forward would like you to try.
“This is a complicated story, but here goes.” So begins Joan Acocella’s (The New Yorker) tale of book-reviewing, Primo Levi, and Israel.
This month’s Jewish Book Carnival is hosted by the Jewish Book Council, and there are some real goodies included.
A fascinating glimpse into Albert Einstein’s last speech.
Finally, I wish I could attend the “Holocaust Lives” panel at this weekend’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Panelists include Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal Books Editor and author of a book I’m especially eager to read: The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan. (See Michael Berenbaum’s review.)
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