Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links
Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
On Hevria: a terrific piece, “On Being an Older Single,” by Rochel Spangelthal. (I think the wisdom within applies to those of us singles considerably older than the author!)
Over on the Lilith blog: a gorgeous essay by Rachel Hall, “I Don’t Want My Daughter to Have My Holocaust Nightmares.”
Confession: Rebecca Sonkin’s “Chris Kraus and the K-Word” (Los Angeles Review of Books), is basically my introduction to Kraus’s work (and its treatment of Jews and Jewishness).
Beautiful poem by Stacey Zisook Robinson for the holiday of Tisha B’Av, which begins Saturday evening.
Another tribute to Elie Wiesel, this time from Francine Klagbrun, who focuses on Wiesel’s “soft spot for writers.” (via The Jewish Week)
As mentioned above, this weekend brings the holiday of Tisha B’Av; it’s my understanding that greetings are actually omitted on this day of mourning. But I can still wish you a Shabbat Shalom today!