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.

  • This week on the Israel in Translation podcast: Marcela Sulak presents Ilana Kurshan’s If All the Seas Were Ink (and shares news about an upcoming conference).
  • An overview of notes left around the Franz Kafka’s grave, collected by the late journalist and translator, Ruth Bondy, via Bondy’s archive in the National Library of Israel.
  • This year’s Jewish American Heritage Month is spotlighting Jewish contributions to American music, which makes this review of Write On, Irving Berlin—a new picture book—all the more notable.
  • Nice review by Ellen Elow-Mintz of Mark Sarvas’s new novel Memento Park.
  • And farewell to the Chicago Jewish Star.
  • Shabbat shalom.