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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.

  • Fab photos from Monday evening’s Scribblers on the Roof reading at Ansche Chesed in New York. (I was lucky to be in attendance.)
  • This collection of poets’ reflections on memorable summer-reading experiences includes some especially “Jewish” recollections.
  • Over on NewYorker.com, Arthur Krystal chronicles a story of “[F. Scott] Fitzgerald and the Jews.”
  • The Fig Tree Books blogs celebrates a “Malamud-apalooza” of sorts, with three writers revisiting novels by Bernard Malamud.
  • May the memory of E.L. Doctorow be a blessing.
  • Shabbat shalom, everyone.

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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.

  • Hosted by Deborah Kalb, the latest Jewish Book Carnival was posted this week.
  • Quite an interesting piece by Beena Kamlani on editing Saul Bellow’s last novel.
  • As editor, I’m always pleased to share the latest issue of the Fig Tree Books newsletter. (Check out the giveaways now being offered!)
  • Unless you’ve been living under a rock of some kind, you’ve likely been reading and hearing a lot about Harper Lee this week. Notable in the discourse: Alexandra Levine’s piece on “Harper Lee’s Jewish Lessons,” for The Forward.
  • And the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is advertising for a PJ Library Program Assistant.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    Pre-Shabbat Jewish Lit 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.

    • Via Kenyon Review Online: “Chapter 1,” a beautiful poem by Jessica Lieberman.
    • Author Gina Nahai and her husband, David Nahai, are featured in The Forward.
    • Interested in writing for Kveller? Listen to this.
    • Weekend reading: the new (summer 2015) issue of Lilith (though I’m tempted to wait until my print copy arrives).
    • The JCC of Greater New Haven [Connecticut] is looking to hire a PJ Library Programming Associate.

    Shabbat shalom.

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    Pre-Shabbat Jewish Lit 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.

  • Among this week’s short-story highlights: Elizabeth Edelglass’s “Dry” (on Tablet magazine) and Suzanne Reisman’s “Visiting Hour” (on Bookanista).
  • New blog post on the Fig Tree Books site: my report from the Association of Jewish Libraries conference (with an emphasis on a book-reviewing panel).
  • Moving, troubling essay by Amy Yelin.
  • How is it that I am only just becoming aware of poetry published by the Jewish Journal?
  • What I’m reading now: Shulem Deen’s memoir All Who Go Do Not Return.
  • 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.

  • Thrilled to have had the chance to attend the Association of Jewish Libraries annual conference this week. Hope to have at least one or two more detailed posts for you sometime soon, possibly over on the Fig Tree Books blog.
  • Speaking of Fig Tree Books: Notice who has published three of the nine books on JTA’s summer reading list!
  • My weekend plans include catching up on Jerome Charyn’s posts for the Jewish Book Council “Visting Scribe” series.
  • The Forward seeks your help in finding “the best new voices in Jewish music.”
  • “An alarming number of poor souls among our brethren seem to feel that all they require for a genuine Jewishness is Woody Allen and Philip Roth and Jerry Seinfeld.” Just one of many eye-catching lines from Leon Wieseltier, via Tablet.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    Five Thoughts On Sam Apple’s TABLET Story

    red-31980_640“The Butcher of Desire; or Imagining Philip Roth” is a “longform” piece by Sam Apple, recently published in Tablet magazine as part of Tablet‘s “original fiction” series. It is a brilliant piece of writing. I read it days ago, and I am still thinking about it.

    Which made me wonder: What is it about this piece that I find so striking? How and why is this work so significant to me?

    I’ve come up with five possible answers. Continue reading ›

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