Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen
Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • Just in time for Rosh Hashanah: a new issue from
  • Etgar Keret recalls writing his first short story.
  • Tent: “immersive, intense, free, week-long workshops for anyone, ages 21 to 30, who’s curious about the connections between Jewishness and modern culture.” Offerings include workshops in creative writing and journalism.
  • “Starting in September, Lizzie Skurnick Books, an imprint of Ig Publishing, will begin rereleasing the classic Y.A. literature that Skurnick has already made a career of celebrating.” Including the All-of-a-Kind Family series.
  • And finally, an essay by yours truly, “Childless Does Not Mean Clueless,” on The Forward’s “The Sisterhood” blog.
  • Shabbat shalom.

    7 thoughts on “Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

    1. Helene says:

      GREAT blog entry, Erika! Have you ever read Leslea Newman’s short story “Of Balloons and Bubbles”? Your essay immediately brought it to mind (and I include a discussion of it in IDENTITY PAPERS). An early L’Shana Tova.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Helene, thank you! I have not read Newman’s story, but I ‘ve just bought a “best of” collection that includes it for my Kindle. And the library will get me your book shortly (I hope!). L’Shana tova to you, too.

        1. Erika Dreifus says:

          Helene–great to see that YOU wrote the intro to the “best of” collection. Very helpful/informative.

    2. R Klempner says:

      Your essay in The Forward was very articulate…I forwarded the link to my best friend last week, since you described her situation so very well.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thanks, Becca. If we don’t cross virtual paths beforehand: L’Shana tova to you!

    3. Sean M. Price says:

      Agreed, childless does not necessarily mean clueless. Even fiction authors must put themselves in the minds of people with professions and circumstances they have never personally encountered. Intellectual empathy trumps dullard experience.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thank you, Sean.

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