Jewish Literary Links

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"
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  • “The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2023” (by Rachel Fremmer for Tablet).
  • Just launched: the Kickstarter campaign for Howard Lovy’s From Outrage to Action: A Practical Guide to Fighting Antisemitism, envisioned as a “‘how-to’ book on challenging anti-Jewish attitudes from digital spaces to the real world.” (I’ve backed it.)
  • Two Etgar Keret pieces crossed my screen this week. First: a new short story written, as the Guardian introduces it, “in the aftermath of Hamas’s 7 October attack on Israel.” Also inflected by the current moment: Keret’s (poignant) latest Substack post. Both pieces are translated by Jessica Cohen.
  • Missed my daily Jewish Book Month tweets? You can find them here. (I’ll eventually transfer the titles to a Bookshop list.) Note that recently, I’ve included “#ReadIsrael” for relevant tweets, a practice that I plan to continue and encourage others to adopt.
  • And just in time for Hanukkah—a new issue of

Speaking of Hanukkah: This first night of the holiday, coinciding with the 82nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, is perhaps a particularly appropriate time to revisit “Fidelis,” my short story that was first aired on NPR’s 2011 “Hanukkah Lights” broadcast. (Apologies: NPR did not provide a transcript.)

Wishing everyone a Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom.

collection of Hanukkah candles.

One thought on “Jewish Literary Links

  1. Laurie Rosen says:

    Thanks for the great Etgar Keret stories and your story Fidelis, is just wonderful.
    Wishing you a peaceful Hanukkah.

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