Jewish Literary Links

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"
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Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.

  • New-issue alert! My print copy of the latest issue of Lilith magazine arrived in the mail yesterday. You can also consult the current issue online.
  • This week brought the official publication date for Nicole Krauss’s latest book (and first story collection), To Be a Man, which Molly Antopol has reviewed for The New York Times Book Review.
  • ‘Tis the season for Jewish film festivals (or so it seems to me: I’m having trouble tracking them all!). Yesterday, for example, I was alerted to this Documentary Film Festival at the National Library of Israel.
  • On another seasonal note: Over on JTA, Penny Schwartz reports on an array of new Hanukkah-themed books for children.
  • And speaking of books for children—Kylie Ora Lobell has written and published one featuring a parent-character who, like Lobell, has converted to Judaism. Lobell and the book are the focus of this Tabby Refael column on the Jewish Journal site.

Shabbat shalom, everyone.

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

2 thoughts on “Jewish Literary Links

  1. Rabbi Mindy Portnoy says:

    Just for the record: I wrote a book for children about conversion (published by KarBen in 1989),
    “Mommy Never Went to Hebrew School”, so although I very much welcome Lobel’s new book and Tabby Refael’s review, I just wanted to correct the comment that Lobel’s book was the first for children about conversion. Shabbat shalom!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you for that comment! Very important. Shabbat shalom!

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