Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
Lovely profile by Sandee Brawarsky of novelist Rachel Kadish and The Weight of Ink, Kadish’s latest book. (I’ve got a copy of this one waiting for me, along with Jennifer S. Brown’s Modern Girls, after attending a Scribblers on the Roof reading by Kadish and Brown this past Sunday evening.) See also Judy Bolton-Fasman’s take for JewishBoston.com.
Earlier this week, Moment magazine posted a remarkable poem by Julia Knobloch: “Ninth of Av.”
Good news! There’s now a Goodreads giveaway for Rabbi Shai Held’s The Heart of Torah: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion (volume 1). Wouldn’t you love to have this on your shelf in 5778?
And in case you missed it: This week brought the publication of an article (by yours truly!) taking note of the 20th anniversary of the 1997 publication of Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent. (And citing some subsequent works of fiction that have followed in its path.)
Shabbat shalom, everyone. And a quick note: My Machberet will be “on hiatus” for a bit while I go attend a conference. Thanks for your patience. I’ll be back soon!