Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
Possibly my favorite HevriaCast episode thus far: Elad Nehorai in conversation with guest Amy Guterson, the founder and director of Tzohar, a Hasidic seminary for the arts.
“How Jewish Tradition Makes Its Way Into My Epic Fantasy Books”: interesting post by Noah Beit-Aharon on ReformJudaism.org.
“This past week I was fortunate to hear four gifted, articulate writers — two American and two North American-born who made aliyah many years ago. They described how, through their work, they grapple with their relationship with Israel, and how the complexities of the Israel-diaspora relationship — a reality made more urgent as the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War nears —are reflected in their writing.” Read Gary Rosenblatt’s reflections after events that featured Bret Stephens, Yossi Klein Halevi, Matti Friedman, and Nicole Krauss.
Speaking of the anniversary of the Six-Day War: I have a poem that would be timely for publication in conjunction with that anniversary. Please contact me if you’re an editor who’d like to consider it.
And speaking of poems: Did you know about the one that argued against Norway’s constitutional ban on Jews? I didn’t—until I read about it on Tablet.
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen