“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 ›
Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
The May Jewish Book Carnival went live this week. It’s a great one.
Over on the Fig Tree Books blog, we took note of Herman Wouk’s approaching 100th birthday.
Congregation B’nai Israel in Rumson, N.J., is looking for a part-time librarian/library coordinator.
The American Jewish Congress is advertising for a Social Media Coordinator to work from its New York City offices.
New Jersey Jewish News features a Q&A with Letty Cottin Pogrebin on the occasion of her new novel’s publication.
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Shabbat shalom, and have a joyous Shavuot.