Jewish Literary Links

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  • Laughter After: Humor and the Holocaust is a new book that “was born at a coffee break of a conference on Lenny Bruce at Brandeis University in 2016.” So reveals one of the book’s co-editors, David Slucki, in a Jewish Week interview with Steve Lipman.
  • “In a country that’s riven by conflict, [A.B.] Yehoshua’s depiction of the interactions between the Israeli civil servants and the Palestinian family at least hints at the possibility of reconciliation, if not full-fledged peace.” From Harvey Freedenberg’s review of Yehoshua’s novel The Tunnel, translated by Stuart Schoffman.
  • ICYMI: The July Jewish Book Carnival went live this week (right here on the My Machberet blog).
  • Soon enough, it will be time to talk about some fall books (I’ve got a long tbr list, if anyone’s commissioning a preview article!). But at the moment,’s Judy Bolton-Fasman is among those who are still focused on summer reads.
  • Job alerts: The Posen Library of Jewish Culture & Communications is advertising for an Administration and Communications Coordinator (application deadline extended to July 22). The Forward plans to hire an experienced Digital Journalist. And 70 Faces Media seeks an Editorial and Community Assistant to help manage one of its publications, ​My Jewish Learning​ (hat tip for this one to Sivan Rotholz).

Shabbat shalom.

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"