Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

The words "Jewish Lit Links" are printed over what appears to be a portion of a Torah scroll.
In which the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • Remarkable essay by Mindy Greenstein: “What Life with My Compulsive Gambler Holocaust Survivor Mom Taught Me” (via The Wisdom Daily).
  • I loved this review-essay by Steve Lipman occasioned by a new book about Aufbau newspaper, a publication that Lipman calls “a lifeline for generations of German-speaking Jewish immigrants in the United States,” a newspaper that I remember from my own grandparents’ home.
  • Two especially noteworthy pieces are now available online from New Haven Review: Elizabeth Edelglass’s short story “Neighboring Parts of This Planet” and Jennifer Friedman Lang’s essay “A Wondering Jew.” You can download them by scrolling down this page to Issue #22.
  • Twin Cities-based TC Jewfolk has posted a (paying!) call for submissions (and, as you’ll see from the thread, they’re open to writers/writings that aren’t necessarily TC-based).
  • And last, but definitely not least: a hearty Mazal Tov to those authors honored by this year’s Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature: Michael David Lukas (winner, for The Last Watchman of Old Cairo); Dalia Rosenfeld (choice award, for The Worlds We Think We Know); and fellows Rachel Kadish, Mark Sarvas, and Margot Singer.
  • Shabbat shalom.