Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat
According to D.G. Myers, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer (1940-2011) “was probably not a great novelist, but she was and is the kind of writer upon whom a living literature depends — hard-working, indefatigable, utterly devoted to the life of words.”
Further reflections on Samuel Menashe (1925-2011), courtesy of Jewish Ideas Daily/David Curzon.
Four poets—Rachel Barenblat, Matthew Zapruder, Kathryn Hellerstein, and Yerra Sugarman—collaborate on a poem inspired by Genesis 22:13. (“So Avraham took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering in place of his son.”)
Author Wayne Hoffman wants straight Jewish readers to choose Jewish gay books. He provides a reading list to help.
For Jewish Woman, Sandee Brawarsky shares “A Quartet of Stores About Love and Loss,” new books by Katharine Weber, Lucette Lagnado, Ellen Feldman, and Alice Hoffman.
From New Jersey Jewish News: “the first in a ongoing series of columns on how best to communicate for Israel.”