Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

  • Ruth Franklin, on “Élisabeth Gille’s Devastating Account of Her Mother, Irène Némirovsky.”
  • Commentary‘s archive is going to the University of Texas. Says The New York Times: “The archive, which spans 1945 to 1995, includes letters by and to Bernard Malamud, Norman Mailer, Amos Oz, Elie Wiesel and Isaac Bashevis Singer, as well as the revisions of essays written for the magazine by George Orwell, Pearl S. Buck and Jean-Paul Sartre.”
  • Just in time for Rosh Hashanah: a new issue of, featuring, in the editor’s words, “thirteen beautiful, moving, and thought-provoking stories (originally written in Yiddish, Hebrew, or English) that touch in various ways on the themes of faith, spiritual searching, and/or religious observance.”
  • Love this comprehensive discussion of André Aciman’s new book on Tablet.
  • Randy Susan Meyers, whose novel, The Murderer’s Daughters, I’m reading right now, is one of the fiction writers featured in the latest issue of 614, an ezine from the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.
  • Looking forward to reading through the latest (September-October) issues of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL)”News” and “Reviews” publications.
  • Shabbat shalom!