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.

  • 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.
  • Shabbat shalom.