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 latest winner & honor titles recognized by the ALA Sophie Brody Award committee.
  • The latest issue of The Ilanot Review, themed “Sacred Words,” has gone live.
  • Forward staffer Josh Nathan-Kazis explores his Sephardic roots and history in this longform piece.
  • Ways to help Holocaust survivors who are living in poverty (note the inclusion of The Blue Card, to which I send quarterly donations based on sales of Quiet Americans).
  • And last, but maybe not least: I’ve got a brief essay on the Lilith blog this week titled “A Not-so-Modest Proposal: Add Another Matriarch to the Mix.”
  • Shabbat shalom.

    4 thoughts on “Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

    1. Marlena Maduro Baraf says:

      Read article about Sephardic Jews and Spain’s offer of citizenship with gusto. As a Spanish-speaking Sephardic Jew with a long traceable ancestry (My family settled in the Caribbean and Panama) I saw this “offer” with a sense of pride at first (Spain is the motherland after all) and dread, mostly dread.

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Marlena, do you want to say more about that sense of dread?

    2. Nina says:

      Great article at Lilith! You convinced me on that extra matriarch!

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thanks, Nina!

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