Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- It didn’t take long for YIVO to post the video from a September 3 celebration of the life and work of Yiddish author Jacob/Yankev Dinezon.
- Allan Arkush recalls encounters with S.Y. Agnon and Amos Oz.
- Former White House speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz has a new book out about her rediscovery of Judaism, and it’s getting lots of attention (including this profile by my pal Alix Wall).
- It’s so meaningful to find my own Birthright included among the many estimable titles featured in the Jewish Week‘s fall books preview.
- And ICYMI: a new review of Julie Orringer’s The Flight Portfolio, by yours truly, published by Reading Jewish Fiction.