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Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

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

  • Paid, part-time editorial internship opportunities with Tablet magazine!
  • For the Forward, Judy Bolton-Fasman spotlights The Hours Count, Jillian Cantor’s second historical novel, “mainly a fictional portrait of Ethel Rosenberg.”
  • From Lisa Silverman and Jewish Journal: “It’s time for a top-10 list of a few of the best recently published Jewish books for this Chanukah season. All make wonderful gifts and span different age and interest levels.”
  • If you have an hour or so to spare, your time will be well spent listening to this Book of Life podcast: “Enough with the Holocaust Books for Children!”
  • And on my other blog: some notes about Israeli author Amir Gutfreund, who passed away this week.
  • Shabbat Shalom—and Happy Hanukkah.

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    Words of the Week

    “The voices of Jews and others whose positions are rooted in the right of Israel to exist as a state have been silenced. Following my remarks at the BDS round table, there was just one comment from the audience validating some of my points, but I received many private expressions of support and appreciation for my ‘courage.’ Several people told me it would be damaging to their careers to openly express opposition to the resolution.”

    Source: Janet L. Freedman, “For the Women’s Studies Association, the BDS Vote Was Over Before It Began” (Forward)

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    Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen


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

  • Author David Grossman is giving his personal archive to the National Library of Israel.
  • Tikkun magazine is looking for a Managing Editor.
  • Author Yona Zeldis McDonough reflects on “writing Jewishly.”
  • “For me, the Holocaust is a constant subtext of the poems.” This and other insights from poet Adam Kirsch in a Q&A focused on his new collection.
  • And in case you missed it: presenting the latest newsletter from Fig Tree Books.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    Words of the Week

    I’m quite sure I no longer have the luxury of laughing off those who find anti-Semitism everywhere as misfits bringing the attitude on themselves, or about something not relevant to my life.

    Source: Beth Kissileff, “Anti-Semitism and Me” (The Jewish Week)

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    Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen


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

  • The week brought the November Jewish Book Carnival. Check out the many outstanding offerings.
  • I’ve enjoyed reading 614, an e-zine from the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, these past several years. I’m sorry that the new issue will be its last.
  • On my reading agenda this weekend: new fiction from Mitch Ginsburg, via Tablet.
  • I found a lot of valid points in Andrew Silow-Carroll’s column on Adam Sandler’s “Chanukah Song.”
  • And if you’re job-hunting, J Media Global (Los Angeles) is looking for a Website Editor.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

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

    • On the Forward site: Katherine Locke recommends “7 YA and Romance Novels for Jewish Book Month.” (The headline is a little misleading–for instance, the list includes Molly Antopol‘s The UnAmericans. And picture books. But. Still.)
    • Big week at the day job: Fig Tree Books officially published a new edition of Edward Lewis Wallant’s classic novel The Pawnbroker. And Literary Hub published the accompanying new foreword by Dara Horn.
    • If you follow me on Twitter you’ve probably already realized that I’m a devotee of Tablet‘s Unorthodox podcast. This week’s episode includes a “sneak preview” of Tablet‘s “about-to-drop” print magazine (which, of course, I’ve already subscribed to).
    • Quick notes for those of you interested in reading new Jewish poetry on a regular basis. I think I’ve already pointed you to the Haaretz Poem of the Week feature. Also worth checking out: poetry published in Jewish Journal.
    • And though I don’t plan to order a print for my own apartment’s walls, I did chuckle when I saw this cartoon in this week’s New Yorker.

    Shabbat Shalom.

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