Notes from Around the Web

  • If you haven’t yet listened to this year’s Hanukkah Lights stories from National Public Radio, well, it’s still Hanukkah! Take some time and enjoy the offerings.
  • And if you’re looking for still more stories after that, check out the latest issue of
  • From the Consulate General of Israel in New York comes news about a newly translated novel, Limassol, by Yishai Sarid (trans. Barbara Harshav).
  • Linda K. Wertheimer shares some reflections on Jewish books and community.
  • The amazing Carolyn Starman Hessel, Director of the Jewish Book Council, reveals which Jewish book has most influenced her.
  • The latest Jewish Reader presents a review of  Jessica Cohen’s translation of David Grossman’s To the End of the Land, excerpts, and discussion questions.
  • Win copies of my forthcoming story collection, Quiet Americans! Free! Easy! Details here.
  • Shabbat shalom!