Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
Salman Rushdie’s first byline for the Forward: an essay on Philip Roth’s legacy, originally delivered late last month as the Newark Public Library’s Third Annual Philip Roth Lecture. (See also Talya Zax’s accompanying Q&A with Rushdie.)
Speaking of new titles: For Jewish Journal, Jonathan Kirsch has written a must-read review of a sobering new volume, Anti-Zionism on Campus: The University, Free Speech and BDS, edited by Andrew Pessin and Doron S. Ben-Atar.
Reminder: If you routinely write about Jewish books (news/reviews/author interviews) for a blog or other online resource, check out the Jewish Book Carnival—and consider participating in the October edition (which will be hosted right here on the My Machberet blog mid-month).