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Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

On what appears to be a segment of an open Torah scroll, the words “Jewish Lit Links” appear.


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.
  • Shabbat shalom!

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