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Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen


Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • Library Journal has published a nice article with some Jewish literature suggestions for librarians. Titles past and present are included.
  • “There are millions of stories that need to be told – each one unique and heartbreaking and filled with truths and teachings.” So says author Deb Levy in an interview focused on her new book, Bury the Hot, which describes the life experience of Holocaust survivor Sal Wainberg.
  • I love Rebecca Klempner’s writing. Check out her latest, beautiful essay for Tablet, filled with layered meanings for Tisha B’Av.
  • Appreciate having discovered author Gloria Goldreich’s essay on “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Zionist” in Hadassah magazine.
  • And on a related note, this “dialogue with a western leftist,” though not exactly new, is too perfect not to share. (via @JeffreyGoldberg)
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    1. Thanks again so much for the flattering endorsement!

      And the Goldreich essay from Hadassah was amazing. I particularly appreciated how she highlighted that supporting Israelis does not preclude feeling empathy with Palestinians, nor do the deaths of civilians provide carte blanche to their leadership.

      Shabbat shalom!

    2. Thanks you, Erika, for the mention of my interview! And thank you, always, for such a terrific round up of all things Jewish and literary.

    3. Thank you both for your comments!

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