Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen
Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • Steve Stern, on being “in search of the lost Jews of Memphis, Tennessee.” (h/t @AngloJewishLit) See also Alan Cheuse’s review of Stern’s newest novel.
  • Ongoing (until July 21): a Goodreads giveaway for Linda K. Wertheimer’s forthcoming book Faith Ed: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance.
  • Catch up with Fig Tree Books–now publishing fiction and memoir on American Jewish Experience–in the latest newsletter, which went out to subscribers yesterday.
  • Very much worth viewing: this week’s Jewish Women’s Archive book club session with Tova Mirvis.
  • And my weekend tbr list: new fiction by Sam Apple, courtesy of Tablet (apparently, it involves Philip Roth).
  • Shabbat shalom!

    2 thoughts on “Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

    1. Atar Hadari says:

      Hi Erika,

      A question about Fig Tree’s revised mission statement – would a graphic novel about Ariel Sharon’s career as a Jew “relating to other groups” in any way qualify?

      By the by thank you for your Monday and monthly lists. I don’t mean to be fulsome but I really cheered at your grouse the other day at magazine guidelines that don’t say up front whether they pay or not. Yes! I always find your lists the best spent submission time of my week/month and that’s because you’ve done all that sieving of the chaff. It is appreciated!

      All best,


      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Hi, Atar. Well, we are a mutual admiration society! You know how I feel about your work!

        Listen, I really cannot judge what might or might not fly for Fig Tree. Please bear the guidelines in mind, and if you are inclined to submit, please do. Thanks!

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