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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.

  • In which Aviya Kushner, the Forward‘s language columnist, offers a vastly expanded version of the news that I shared a couple of weeks ago regarding new National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowships of especially Jewish interest. (That’s why she’s the language columnist, I guess!)
  • A timely re-appraisal of Herman Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny, via JTA’s Ron Kampeas.
  • Had Sandee Brawarsky’s list of new Jewish fiction and nonfiction for fall been only half so long: Dayenu. (There are 22 titles here!)
  • My friend Magin LaSov Gregg’s essay “Lech Lecha” is part of Issue 76 of Bellingham Review—and I ordered a copy of that issue specifically so that I might read the essay. This Q&A with Magin about the essay (and more), however, is available at no charge on the publication’s website.
  • And ICYMI, I shared a favorite snippet of Rosh Hashanah fiction on Twitter this week. (Hint: It’s from an acclaimed novel by Julie Orringer.)
  • Shabbat shalom.

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