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.

  • Hosted for September by Barbara Bietz, the Jewish Book Carnival went live this week. Check it out, and if you’re interested in contributing to future Carnivals, please be sure to visit the HQ for instructions and guidelines. (If you contribute next month, you’ll be featured right here, because My Machberet will be the October host.)
  • This Jewish Book Council interview with Tamara Faith Berger makes me eager to read Berger’s forthcoming novel Queen Solomon.
  • Speaking of forthcoming books: While I continue to help Jewish Storyteller Press prepare for the February 2019 release of The Dark Young Man (the first English translation of Jacob Dinezon’s 1877 Yiddish bestseller), I’ve been acquainting myself with Dinezon’s oeuvre more broadly—including in this excellent podcast episode from the Yiddish Book Center. (Fun fact: One then-unpublished project that’s discussed in that episode is, it turns out, the book that is to be published this February, in a translation by Tina Lunson.)
  • The fall 2018 issue of Jewish Review of Books arrived in my mailbox this week, so I’ll be turning to it this weekend. (Limited access for non-subscribers on the JRB website.)
  • And the Jewish Women’s Archive has announced its 2018-19 “Bookshelf” titles.
  • Shabbat shalom.