Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links
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!)
Image description: pages of Hebrew text.
Shabbat shalom and chag sameach!