Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
For weekend viewing/listening: a recording of the New York Public Library’s recent evening program on Isaac Bashevis Singer: “With unprecedented access to I.B. Singer’s original Yiddish works newly available via the Yiddish Book Center’s Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library, authors and scholars reflect on the lasting impact of the Nobel Prize-winning writer.”
And speaking of Israeli-inflected writing (my, this is becoming a highly associative set of links!): This week I was introduced to the work of Zeeva Bukai in the form of “The Abandoning,” which won December magazine’s 2017 Curt Johnson Prose Award in Fiction. It’s a stunner of a short story, and it’s made me eager to read more of Bukai’s work.
And ICYMI: This week has also brought the latest Association of Jewish Libraries Jewish Book Carnival, hosted right here on the My Machberet blog.