In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”
Will the brutal Nazi occupation of Europe ever stop churning up new material?
Kati Marton, “A Forgotten Leader of the French Resistance” (The New York Times Book Review)
Every Friday, the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety. Continue reading ›
The My Machberet blog is proud to serve as March 2019 host for the Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly event where those who cover Jewish books online “can meet, read, and comment on each others’ posts.” Organized by the Association of Jewish Libraries, the Carnival travels around and is hosted on a different participant’s site on the 15th of each month.
Herewith, the March 2019 Jewish Book Carnival: Continue reading ›
“I’m going to speak at #AIPAC2019, and I’m getting these reactions from the Jewish community:
From the Right: “How COULD they?”
From the Left “How COULD YOU?”
Let’s talk about it:”
Source: Sarah Tuttle-Singer, “Progressive Jews, Come to AIPAC” (The Times of Israel)
Just one quick thing this week.
I know—you’ve come to expect THREE items in these posts. I apologize. Things are busier than ever, and I seem to be working on a number of projects that just don’t lend themselves to quick and public summaries.
BUT, I do have something that I’m glad to share: a poem of mine, “Fighting Words,” was republished yesterday on the 929 website, which focuses on a chapter of the Hebrew Bible (Tanach) each day. Yesterday’s chapter was Deuteronomy 20, which is what inspired the poem (along with some other text study).
(The poem was originally published in The Hollins Critic.)