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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 Night of the Murdered Poets”—a poem by Lynn Melnick.
  • “I’m not going to lie and say I came out of an eighteen-week class an observant Jew or a practicing Jew. But my posture toward all of this changed considerably and became open in a way that I didn’t anticipate at all. It was a pleasant surprise.”—Mark Sarvas, as stated in a conversation with Maud Newton about Sarvas’s latest book.
  • “First, her Judaism.”—Sally Koslow, responding to a question from Lilith‘s Yona Zeldis McDonough regarding what drew to Koslow to the subject of Sheilah Graham, whose life—and love affair with F. Scott Fitzgerald—is the focus of Koslow’s new novel Another Side of Paradise.
  • “Shehecheyanu at the Old Dolphinarium”—a poem by Julia Knobloch.
  • And ICYMI: my latest freelance piece is a summer-reading preview for Jewish Journal.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    1. Dear Erika,

      Many thanks for referencing my new novel, Another Side of Paradise. It was Sheilah Graham’s secret Jewish background that attracted me to this story.

      Shabbat shalom,
      Sally Koslow

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