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.

  • From Tablet: a fascinating interview with Amos Oz.
  • The New York Times‘s Ethan Bronner finds “much to admire” in Yossi Klein Halevi’s Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation.”
  • 614, an e-zine from the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, has published its annual books issue, with a focus this year on “five fiction favorites.”
  • Jewish Currents has announced the theme for the Second Annual Raynes Poetry Contest (“Union”).
  • “I was surprised to learn that while there are 1500 artist communities in the world, none of these artist colonies are Jewish.” Author Patricia Eszter Margit on “Art Kibbutz”, which she has founded.
  • Shabbat shalom!