Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
What is “Jewish fiction”? In this video from a recent event in Toronto, Dr. Nora Gold shares some thoughts and cites reflections from Allegra Goodman, A.B. Yehoshua, Marge Piercy, Ruth Wisse, and D.G. Myers.
Ruth Franklin reviews Holocaust Literature: A History and Guide, by David Roskies and Naomi Diamant.
An review of and an excerpt from Rutu Modan’s The Property (trans. Jessica Cohen).
“Zutot: Perspectives on Jewish Culture is delighted to announce the establishment of ‘The Amsterdam Prize’ – an annual short essay competition for young scholars.”
I meant to share this earlier: one cantor’s reflections on the Unetaneh Tokef prayer, complete with multiple audio clips.
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen