Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
Atar Hadari explains why we read the book of Ruth on Shavuot.
“The Rabbi’s Wife”: a short story by Robin Black.
In “Ex-Hasidic Writers Go Off the Path and Onto the Page,” Ezra Glinter explores “How OTD Literature Became Its Own Literary Genre.” (See the article for a definition of “OTD”.)
On my agenda: listening to this podcast featuring George Prochnik, talking about his new biography, The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World.
Judith Thurman reports on Philip Roth’s honorary degree from JTS.
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen