In which the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.(more…)
“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’m banking on the things we share as Jews, as opposed to the things that divide us.”
From “Putting The ‘New’ In ‘New York Jew’,” by The New York Jewish Week‘s new editor, Andrew Silow-Carroll.
(Bit of a glitch here; I thought that I had embedded a video, “A Song for the New Year Sung by Communties Around the World #5780.” But that hasn’t seemed to have worked. Here is a link to the video. My apologies.)