Notes from Around the Web: Literary Links for Shabbat

  • I always enjoy Josh Lambert’s New Books column for Tablet, but I found this week’s edition, in which Josh introduces various texts that deal with “Jewish life–and Jewish ghosts–in China, Europe, and Latin America,” particularly intriguing.
  • New blog alert: On kabbalahworlds, writer Kitty Hoffman is “on the trail of Isaac the Blind, SagiNaHar, father of kabbalah, possible ancestor. Tracking his teachings through Occitania, Catalonia, Castile, Andalucia; finding traces of long-gone Jewish civilisations. What remains?”
  • From The Forward’s Sisterhood blog: “Bridges, A Jewish Feminist Journal, Says Goodbye.”
  • Last week, Haaretz published another Writers Edition. Among the participants: Leon Wieseltier, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ron Leshem, Eshkol Nevo. and Nathan Englander.
  • The latest issue of has gone live, and it features some amazing authors.
  • Shabbat shalom!