Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety. Continue reading ›
“Machberet” is the Hebrew word for notebook. Since it’s also (appropriately) one of the very first words I learned in my first Hebrew school in Brooklyn (and, until I returned to language study well into adulthood, one of the few conversational Hebrew words I still remembered), I’ve chosen it to title this blog, where I offer write-ups on Jewish news (especially of the literary sort) and occasional commentary.
I’ve been trying (with mixed success) to keep up with texts and videos of Holy Day sermons. Here’s one that I discovered (via Rabbi Jeff Salkin), that left an especially strong impression. Continue reading ›
“Just calm down and listen.”
Source: Liel Leibovitz, during this week’s third-birthday episode of one of my favorite podcasts, “Unorthodox,” from Tablet magazine.