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.
- Just in time for Passover: a new issue of JewishFiction.net.
- “HarperCollins has revised multiple novels by the famed British mystery writer Agatha Christie to remove references to Jews and other minorities deemed offensive by sensitivity readers.” (Gabe Friedman reports for JTA.)
- The powerful short story (translated by Jessica Cohen) in Etgar Keret’s latest Substack reminded me that I’d missed Keret’s recent conversation with Moment magazine’s Amy E. Schwartz (part of a series to celebrate Israel’s 75th birthday through its literature). Thankfully, there’s a recording—which I hope to watch soon.
- In which Andrew Silow-Carroll covers “a small but scrappy fraternity of journals aiming to steer the Jewish conversation.”
- Do you know the name “Jessie Sampter”? I didn’t, before I discovered Sarah Imhoff’s The Lives of Jessie Sampter: Queer, Disabled, Zionist. Having just finished reading the book, I’m now also aware that Sampter (1883-1938) was a poet; some of her poems are available on the website of the Academy of American Poets. Here is one that’s titled “Passover.”
Wishing everyone a Shabbat Shalom and, if I don’t post here again before Passover, a Chag Pesach Sameach!