Toward the end of each week, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- With the English translation (by Ishai Mishory) of her graphic novel Tunnels coming soon, Rutu Modan speaks with Shaenon Garrity (Publishers Weekly).
- Appreciated finding Kit Ballenger’s review of Red and Green and Blue and White, a forthcoming picture book written by Lee Wind and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, in yesterday’s Shelf Awareness.
- “Agree with them or not, anyone who reads these will really know what they’re talking about – which is the point of this list.”—Daniel Gordis, introducing his list of “Forty-ish Suggested Books to Read About Israel so You’ll Know Your Stuff.”
- Days after reading it, I’m still thinking about Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt’s essay on Chaim Grade’s Agunah (trans. Curt Leviant)—and her call for a similarly rich, nuanced Orthodox Jewish literature today.
- And this variation on the perennial attempts to define the term “Jewish book,” Alma‘s Chloe Sarbib interviews Helene Meyers as they define and discuss Jewish movies.
Shabbat shalom and moadim l’simcha.