Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
Typically brilliant and especially timely work from Adam Kirsch: “Wicked Sons: Benjamin Kerstein, Doron Rabinovici, and Norman Finkelstein.” (The Tablet subtitle reads: “Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.”)
Midmonth brought the latest Jewish Book Carnival, hosted for August by Ann Koffsky.
“This book had me hooked with the cover.” So writes Sandee Brawarsky about Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?“
The editors of a new volume, Sephardi Lives: A Documentary History, 1700-1950, discuss their fascinating book.
“Philadelphia-based humorist and freelance writer Stacia Freedman has a knack for one-liners and her snappy new novel, Tender is the Brisket, is peppered with them.” Read more about Freedman and her work on the Lilith blog.
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen