Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen
Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish news, primarily of the literary variety, from around the Web.

  • Yiddish Book Center Fellow Jordan Kutzik reports on a recent UNESCO symposium, “The Permanence of Yiddish,” in Paris.
  • Over on Jewish Ideas Daily, D.G. Myers reviews the year just past in Jewish books.
  • Clever review of Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life (I’m a proud contributor).
  • Something unexpected happened when Vanessa Hidary (“the Hebrew Mamita”) asked a pop-up bookstore at Limmud to stock her memoir.
  • Last, but not least: first issue of Gandy Dancer, a new literary journal based at SUNY-Geneseo, features an interview with me about Quiet Americans.
  • Shabbat shalom.