Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
Would you like to see your byline on the Jewish Review of Books website? Check out their first Reader Review Competition. Deadline is November 20. Prize: “Winning reviews will be edited by JRB editors and published online. Winners will receive any book of Jewish interest of their choice (up to $100 in cost).”
I don’t expect Shais Rishon (MaNishtana)’s novel Ariel Samson: Freelance Rabbi to be entirely fun to read. But after catching Josefin Dolsten’s JTA write-up about it, I know that read it I must.
Dara Horn’s articles are always a treat. Don’t miss her latest for Tablet, on Yiddish author Dovid Bergelson.
Speaking of Yiddish literature: I’ve been busy telling people about the next release from Jewish Storyteller Press: the first English translation (by Tina Lunson) of Yiddish writer Jacob Dinezon’s bestselling 1877 novel The Dark Young Man. (Publication date: February 12, 2019.)
And finally (and also client-related): This week I was delighted to discover (a little late) that Howard Freedman had reviewed my client Leon Wiener Dow’s The Going in a roundup post on books focused on Jewish law.
On what appears to be a segment of an open Torah scroll, the words “Jewish Lit Links” appear.