Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

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Happy to share some pre-Shabbat literary links.

  • If you’re in the NYC area and looking for a book group to join, you may want to consider this one, from the Center for Jewish History: a book club that’s free and open to the public. The club will kick off on July 16 with a discussion of Ellen Ullman’s By Blood. More info here.
  • is hiring an Editor. (This job is based in New York.)
  • You still have a few days to enter a giveaway and win a copy of Ann Koffsky’s book for children, Noah’s Swim-a-Thon.
  • The ever-instructive Adam Kirsch, on “John Updike’s Jewish Novels.”
  • Finally, even if you don’t click through and read anything else I’m pointing you to, please read Judy Bolton-Fasman’s simply superb–and beautifully written–“Letter to Alice Walker.”
  • Shabbat shalom.

    3 thoughts on “Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

    1. Susan Silverman says:

      I read Judy Bolton-Fasman’s wise and moving letter to Alice Walker and very strongly second the recommendation.

      I also recommend Yam Erez’ blog Stand By Your Name for a different take on Alice Walker’s decision not to allow The Color Purple to be translated into Hebrew.


      Re: Judy Bolton-Fasman’s “Letter to Alice Walker”, the above link is to an article on the same topic by Maya Sela, literary correspondent for Haaretz. It, too, is well worth reading.

    3. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thanks, Susan and Clive, for the additional references.

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