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.”
  • Shabbat shalom!