Notes from Around the Web: Literary Links for Shabbat

  • Thanks for the Center for Jewish History for posting a video of its May 18 “Evening with Philip Roth.”
  • On Wednesday, the Jewish Book Council’s Twitter Book Club convened to discuss David Bezmozgis’s novel, The Free World. Here’s the transcript.
  • Meantime, the JBC has announced the title for its next Twitter Book Club: Deborah Lipstadt’s The Eichmann Trial.
  • I was deeply saddened to read of the death of Zev Birger, a man described by The New York Times as “an official in the young state of Israel who later revived and then led the Jerusalem International Book Fair, turning it into a major event on the literary calendar,” from injuries he sustained when struck by a motorcycle. Mr. Birger, 85, was a Holocaust survivor.
  • David Kaufmann introduces us to Robert Pinsky’s Selected Poems.
  • The Forward presents its new website.
  • Hoping to spend some quality time this weekend with all of the wonderful links in this month’s Jewish Book Carnival.
  • Shabbat shalom!