Jewish Literary Links

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

  • I couldn’t catch the latest Sami Rohr Jewish Literary Institute Fall Writers’ Showcase when it happened on Sunday, but I have had the pleasure of streaming the recording. Moderated by Shani Boianjiu, this event featured readings by Aviya Kushner, Josh Rolnick, Margot Singer, and Josh Lambert (who previewed his intriguing forthcoming book).
  • Yes, I’m becoming something of a Dara Horn groupie! If you haven’t yet had the chance to catch Dara discussing her latest book (People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present), you have yet another opportunity to do so this evening, when the Jewish Review of Books will host her.
  • “Seven years in the making, the Jerusalem Cinematheque is now ready to launch an English-language on-demand digital version of its Israel Film Archive.” (Article by Andreas Wiseman for Deadline; from what I’ve gleaned there, this new offering will go live next week, so I’m planning to check the Cinematheque/Archive next week.)
  • If I’m reporting “early” on that development, I’m sorry to be a bit late with this one: I meant to share earlier Rokhl Kafrissen’s (characteristically thoughtful) reflections on “the question of what gets left out of the Yiddish canon,” prompted by “a new, belated translation of Sholem Aleichem’s ‘Moshkeleh’,” and other Yiddish works newly available in English, for Tablet.
  • As soon as I read Dear Mr. Dickens, a new picture book written by Nancy Churnin and illustrated by Bethany Stancliffe, I knew that I wanted to write about its inspiring message about fighting anti-Jewish prejudice among the literati. Little did I expect, however, that Sally Rooney would ultimately give me that opportunity. Check out my new piece on JTA.

Shabbat shalom.

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

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