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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.

  • In which Philip Roth rejects (again) the notion that he is an “American-Jewish writer.”
  • B’nai B’rith magazine is looking for a Deputy Editor; at the same time, B’nai B’rith International seeks a Digital Media Strategist. (Both positions are in Washington.)
  • Renee Ghert-Zand reminds us of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s notable “Jewish role” in the Australian clay animation film Mary & Max.
  • “Kaddish for the Last Survivor,” a short story by Michael A. Burstein.
  • An artful piece on “Searching for a Rabbi” by Richard Chess.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    1. What an impossible guy this Philip Roth is! First he repeats – no more writing etc. and then this lengthy piece on his current “preoccupations”… What a wonderful book all this would make, wouldn’t it? I really do hope that he is just teasing us with this retirement thing…

      • I guess we’ll find out. In the meantime, I am very glad that I read Claudia Roth Pierpont’s biography. Learned so much more about him!

    2. I’ve been a fan of Michael A Burstein for a while — although I have mixed feelings about the piece you highlighted. I hope it’s availability online wins him more readers. He deserves them!

      My favorite in the anthology is actually “I Remember the Future.” I think anyone who’s written fiction can identify with it.

      The Renee Ghert-Zand link didn’t come up, but the funniest thing is that what appeared was a review of a play that’s currently running in my neck of the woods! I’m tempted to go see it…the review was great. 🙂

      • Oh, my bad! Yes, I’ve corrected the link and it should be working fine, now. That play (obviously) also caught my attention!

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