Out and About: A Librarian for the Ages; Larry David, Man of His People

  • Happy Bloomsday! Stay tuned for more.

  • The runaway bestseller not-really-children’s book “Go the F***| to Sleep” (previously covered on The Arty Semite here) now has the distinction of being read aloud by Samuel L. Jackson.

  • The Atlantic’s James Parker on Larry David, “a figure of pioneering godlessness and a loyal celebrant of the traditions.”

  • On the great bibliophile, librarian to the Vilna Gaon and Solomon Maimon, and chief rabbi of Slonim, Shimshon ben Mordechai.

  • Comedian Eugene Mirman writes an open letter to Time Warner Cable.

  • Adam Kirsch reviews “Departures,” the last book by half-forgotten poet-critic Paul Zweig.

  • On McSweeney’s, Tim Harrod has a list of Yiddish words for the 21st century.

  • Village Voice film editor Allison Benedikt has written a much-discussed essay for The Awl on “Life After Zionist Summer Camp.” Jeffrey Goldberg responds.

  • A student at Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology has won the “world’s largest yo-yo” competition.

  • Read a short story by Amy Hempel titled “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried.”

  • Avraham Zecchillo, proud descendent of marranos and a pillar of the Italian Jewish community has died.

  • YouTube impresario Kutiman has a new video, “Thru Jerusalem”:

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