Notes from Around the Web: Literary Links for Shabbat

  • Josh Lambert examines “why a growing number of today’s young Jewish fiction writers…are grounding their novels in scholarly research.”
  • Author Hans Keilson has passed away.
  • “You are Jewish. Or you aren’t Jewish. Either way, you wonder about the relationship of Jews in the United States to Israel. Is it love/hate? Despair/hope? Anger/fondness? Fear/longing? You have your own thoughts on the matter. But you want to learn more.” (Reason #15 in Becky Tuch’s “21 Reasons Why You Should Read Dissent.”)
  • Check out The Forward‘s Summer Books section.
  • It’s been a busy week for my short-story collection, Quiet Americans.
  • Jeffrey Goldberg responds to a Scottish boycott of Israeli books.
  • Shabbat shalom!

    One thought on “Notes from Around the Web: Literary Links for Shabbat

    1. Macabee DEAN says:


      Why don’t you write an article, or series of articles, for a NON-JEWISH PUBLICATION,
      on getting to know the Jews, based loosely on Becky Tuch’s book?

      All the best, Mac

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