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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.

  • From my bookshelf: check out my Goodreads “review” (capsule review/summary) of Hilary Zaid’s Paper Is White, a debut novel that I finished reading this week.
  • This week’s “Unorthodox” podcast features a guest appearance by author André Aciman.
  • “The Devastating Resonances of Yiddish Songs Recovered from the Second World War”: a poignant article (with sound clips) by Amanda Petrusich for NewYorker.com. (Thanks to @LaurieStories for ensuring that I caught it!)
  • Given this week’s (latest) outbreak of rocket attacks from Gaza, Israel’s response, and the usual sequelae in the media, I am re-upping my all-too-evergreen poem “Questions for the Critics.”
  • And to conclude on a brighter note, with Judy Bolton-Fasman’s Q&A with Nili Scharf Gold, JewishBoston.com spotlights “a new book by a professor of Hebrew literature and a native of Haifa [that] showcases the city’s uniqueness, vibrancy and historical commitment to peace.” (See especially the bit about Haifa through a literary lens.)
  • Shabbat shalom.

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