Last Tuesday I spent a delightful day at the Association of Jewish Libraries conference (held this year right here in New York). And I was lucky enough to sit in on the latest iteration of a session titled “Recommended Reads: The Latest & Greatest in Jewish Fiction for Adults.” It was helmed, as in the past, by librarian Rachel Kamin, who was joined this year by Rosalind Reisner and Judy Weidman.
From left: Judy Weidman, Rosalind Reisner, Rachel Kamin
At one point, the session previewed some forthcoming novels “by favorite authors.” Among those that were mentioned: Continue reading ›
Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
“Chances are if you’re a podcast fan or a Jewish book fan or both, you’ve heard [The Book of Life] somewhere.” That’s from the intro to a wonderful Q&A with podcaster, librarian, and literary champion Heidi Rabinowitz over on Jewesses with Attitude.
Israeli author Etgar Keret was recently in New York to receive the 2016 Charles Bronfman Prize, and Sandee Brawarsky caught up with him.
Job alert: “The Forward is seeking an experienced and stylish editor to create and manage a new vertical focusing on Jewish life and lifestyles. This go-getting editor will curate, assign and write exciting, engaging features and content about Jewish family life, relationships, travel, food, holidays, popular culture, celebrities and more — all intended to tell compelling stories and broaden the Forward’s audience. This content will range from breaking news to longer features to evergreen guides and annual projects.”
As I read Evan McMurry’s “The Fall of Rabbi Gold” a few days ago, I was reminded of a post I wrote some time ago for the Fig Tree Books blog on the subject of “rabbinic fiction.”
And speaking of Fig Tree Books, the latest issue of the newsletter that I’ve been producing there since 2014 went out to subscribers yesterday. It contains some nice pre-Shavuot treats—and a bittersweet announcement.
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen
Shabbat shalom, everyone.