Jewish Literary Links
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.
- Andrew Silow-Carroll’s take on Richard Rabinowitz’s Objects of Love and Regret: A Brooklyn Story has made me add the book to my tbr list.
- At the moment, though, I #AmReading Michael Frank’s One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World. And I am bowled over once again by the fact that there remain Holocaust experiences I have yet to learn about—even now.
- Another fantastic episode from Heidi Rabinowitz’s Book of Life podcast: “Representation of Orthodox Judaism has been virtually non-existent in traditionally published contemporary young adult fiction, but that is starting to change. In this episode, I spoke with Leah Scheier, author of The Last Words We Said published by Simon & Schuster, and Isaac Blum, author of The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen, published by Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. These two young adult novels offer layered and insightful portraits of well-rounded Orthodox characters in books aimed well beyond an Orthodox readership.” (Transcript available.)
- Some job alerts: Sefaria is hiring a part-time, remote (US) Social Media Coordinator; the Orthodox Union is advertising for an Associate Editor for an on-site job in New York.
- Poet Gerald Stern (1925-2022) passed away October 27. If you’re not familiar with his life and work, Yetzirah has an overview.