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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.

  • Mazel tov to the winners and other honorees cited among this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Awards titles.
  • Harold Bloom really likes Peter Cole’s latest poetry book.
  • Nice interview with Janice Weizmann, editor of the Israel-based journal The Ilanot Review.
  • I no longer live in the Garden State, but I still consider New Jersey Jewish News my hometown Jewish newspaper; I’m intrigued by this profile of Peter Waldor, insurance executive & poet, and winner of the National Jewish Book Award in poetry.
  • And a little something from me: a piece about “Why I’m Going to See an ‘Anti-Israel’ Play,” published on The Forward’s “Arty Semite” blog this week.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    1. I like a lot your piece on The Admission Erika. It says something very important about our world. How can we act as conscious citizens without reading, thinking, checking the facts etc.? Also why are we supposed to have a strong opinion on anything the very moment it appears in the public discourse? As you show in the text, it takes so much effort trying to be truly informed…and sometimes at the end we still won’t be 100% certain about this or that.

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