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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.

  • On the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s blog: an excerpt from Simon Schama’s The Story of the Jews.
  • A column by Rabbi Fishel Schachter inspires Rebecca Klempner to reflect on writing for children.
  • I’m always happy to find a new story by Etgar Keret. (Thanks, Tablet!)
  • The Forward‘s Arty Semite blog features “Eve and Lilith Back at the Garden,” a poem by Lynn Levin.
  • Next week brings the next Jewish Book Council/Jewcy Twitter Book Club. On Wednesday, April 2 at 1:30 pm ET, Jean Hanff Korelitz will be talking/tweeting about her newest book, You Should Have Known!
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    1. Erika, I am becoming a real fan. Even if I don’t click on the links, your postings remind me to use my time to improve my mind and literary creations. Your comments tend to be brief. I get it -you spend your time on your own work and marketing it, not on your blogs. I am learning from your practices, not just your content! I used to think how does she find the time to read that much!
      Love your eclectic taste in My Machberet and your Jewish range.
      Gut Shabbos
      Faigie Horowitz, writer, rebbetzin, and more on Long Island

    2. Beautifully said Faigie! I can’t agree more!

    3. You included me again! Oh, goodness, I’m so honored. And blushing.

    4. And P.S. I just love that Etgar Keret story. Ever since I read a quote from Isak Dinesen in high school about how she equated writing with emulating G-d, the topic is something I’ve contemplated, and Keret’s short little story encapsulates so much in so little space.

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