Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
Especially if you haven’t had the opportunity to catch one of author Ruby Namdar’s appearances in person (but even if you have had that chance): a video recording of his recent visit to the University of California Santa Barbara and his presentation on “Living in English, Writing in Hebrew.”
On finding holiness within a jail cell—a stunning essay by Leslie Schwartz.
Changes are afoot at the UK-based Jewish Quarterly. Find out more in this editor’s letter and in this eJewish Philanthropy item I caught this week.
Also changing: Mosaic, which is now charging $2.99 per month for full access (you can, however, access three articles per month without a subscription).
In the Los Angeles Review of Books: David Stromberg’s fascinating account of “Isaac Bashevis Singer in Israel.”
And the book I’m reading now: my friend Andrew Furman’s Goldens Are Here, which Sandee Brawarsky featured prominently in this summer-reading piece for The Jewish Week.
Image description: pages of Hebrew text.