Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
If you missed Robin Black’s short story “The Rabbi’s Wife” when it appeared on the Five Chapters site, you can catch it again over on Craft.
A longread over on Mosaic: Hillel Halkin’s essay on the life, work, and legacy of Rahel, “Israel’s most beloved poet.”
“If straight readers overlook Paper Is White because they think it’s a ‘lesbian’ novel, I can only reassure them that I’ve read many heterosexual novels and been moved by them. And to queer readers and Jewish readers, I want to say: I am proud to tell a story that reflects our lives.”—Hilary Zaid, interviewed by Rachel Hall for Read Her Like an Open Book.
Live (last night) from San Francisco: the premiere of the new short, “In Retrospect…A Heroine” about Alix Wall’s grandmother, Rachela, part of the larger film project “The Lonely Child.”
Finally: my dispatch from a recent evening with “Fauda”‘s co-creators at the 92nd Street Y.
Image description: pages of Hebrew text.