Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

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

  • The Jewish Week‘s Amy Sara Clark reports on a “‘Moth’-Like storytelling event in Crown Heights” that “brings Jews [and] Muslims together.”
  • “‘The Story of the Jews’ is a pageant of microhistories, told in an engaging and dramatic style, which some novelist or playwright ought to plunder for material, the way Shakespeare used Holinshed’s Chronicles.” So writes Adam Kirsch in a New Yorker essay-review on new books from Simon Schama and Martin Goodman. (Remember this the next time you think you’ve been felled by writer’s block!)
  • The new issue of the Jewish Review of Books has arrived. (Limited non-subscriber access.)
  • A couple of things from my own keyboard: my latest “View from the U.S.A.” essay for the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle, and a Passover poem from my archive.
  • And if you’re doing some last-minute searching for a Haggadah for your seder—check out what Tablet’s “Unorthodox” team has on offer. (It’s free!)
  • Shabbat shalom and chag sameach!

    2 thoughts on “Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

    1. Gita Baack says:

      I loved your link between Oprah’s practice of greeting the day with a “Thank you” and Modeh Ani which I recently learned as part of a monthly Chanting and Chocolates run by Lorne Mallin in Ottawa. I am not practicing and this has been a wonderful entry into the world or Jewish prayer. It is one of my favourite chants and you have given it a fuller meaning. “Thank you” 🙂

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        Thank you so much for this lovely comment! Happy Passover!

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