Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
- Another new book I’m looking forward to reading soon: Ilan Stavans’s “travelogue of a trip through Jewish Latin America,” as introduced in this JTA interview conducted by Alan Grabinsky.
- I’ll admit it: I think that the emotional toll that watching the “Our Boys” series exacted has kept me from streaming “The Spy” in a timely fashion. But Matti Friedman’s take on the latter (for Mosaic) has reminded me that I need to watch it.
- Yossi Klein Halevi continues to introduce audiences to his latest book (Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor). And he continues to do so in conversation with Palestinian/Arab interlocutors. This week, he and Mohammad Darawshe spoke at Cornell University. Time with the recording will be time well-spent.
- Quick reminder that if you’re a Jewish woman writer in the Boston area, it’s not too late to sign up for this excellent learning opportunity.
- And fasten your seat belts for an exciting week to come, including the release—on Tuesday, November 5—of my very Jewish debut poetry collection!