Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • On my weekend-reading agenda: Moment‘s collection of views “on the evolution and well-being of American Jewish literature,” which features perspectives from Gal Beckerman, Nicholas Delbanco, Nathan Englander, Rebecca Goldstein, Allegra Goodman, Mohsin Hamid, Dara Horn, Aaron Lansky, Ruby Namdar, Alicia Ostriker, Robert Pinsky, and Jane Yolen.
  • “I don’t get a lot of opportunities to combine my poetry and my Judaism,” said Talia Young in an interview with TCJewfolk ahead of a Rimon Artist Salon event.
  • Speaking of poetry: here’s “Where the Jews Are,” gorgeous and timely work by Julia Knobloch.
  • “Finally, an Age-Appropriate Holocaust Movie for Young Viewers”: Marjorie Ingall previews The Number on My Great-Grandpa’s Arm for Tablet.
  • I know at least one friend who will be most grateful that JTS has posted this video from Nicole Krauss’s recent book event there. (My friend was planning to attend—before a brutal stomach flu felled her.)
  • Shabbat shalom!