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Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

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Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • Mazel tov to the latest winner & honor titles recognized by the ALA Sophie Brody Award committee.
  • The latest issue of The Ilanot Review, themed “Sacred Words,” has gone live.
  • Forward staffer Josh Nathan-Kazis explores his Sephardic roots and history in this longform piece.
  • Ways to help Holocaust survivors who are living in poverty (note the inclusion of The Blue Card, to which I send quarterly donations based on sales of Quiet Americans).
  • And last, but maybe not least: I’ve got a brief essay on the Lilith blog this week titled “A Not-so-Modest Proposal: Add Another Matriarch to the Mix.”
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    Call for Applications: Moment Magazine Editorial Fellowship

    momentFrom Moment magazine–information about the Rabbi Harold S. White Fellowship

    Each year, Moment identifies and supports a talented young journalist who already has significant journalism experience. The fellow is an integral part of the small hardworking Moment team and has the opportunity to learn how magazine journalism gets made: from editing the website to writing feature stories to promoting stories through social media and other outlets.

    Fellows have gone on to be hired by The Atlantic, The Jerusalem Post and other publications. Moment is currently looking for a spring fellow who can start in March or April. Minimum one-year commitment is required. Fellows work full-time in our Washington, DC office.

    Visit the Moment website for more information.

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    Call for Applications: Lilith Magazine Fellowship

    LILWi13_CoverFInal1-130x174From Lilith magazine:

    Are you interested in feminism and Jewish arts and culture? Want to experience first-hand how Lilith magazine is created, in print and online? Hone your thinking, advocacy and editorial skills? Lilith magazine, a not-for-profit publication, welcomes applicants for a new staff position: the Malka Foundation Editorial Fellow will participate in all facets of creating the quarterly print issues of Lilith magazine (independent, Jewish & frankly feminist), and will work with Lilith online (Lilith.org) as well. The Malka Fellowship will provide the right candidate with a unique opportunity to be part of the lively nuts-and-bolts world of magazine publishing. The year-long Fellowship will begin in Spring 2014.

    NB: “The Lilith fellowship will provide a salary, plus focused mentorship and learning.”

    Application deadline is February 14, 2014. No application fee indicated.

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    Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

    Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

    Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • Mazel tov to the winners and other honorees cited among this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Awards titles.
  • Harold Bloom really likes Peter Cole’s latest poetry book.
  • Nice interview with Janice Weizmann, editor of the Israel-based journal The Ilanot Review.
  • I no longer live in the Garden State, but I still consider New Jersey Jewish News my hometown Jewish newspaper; I’m intrigued by this profile of Peter Waldor, insurance executive & poet, and winner of the National Jewish Book Award in poetry.
  • And a little something from me: a piece about “Why I’m Going to See an ‘Anti-Israel’ Play,” published on The Forward’s “Arty Semite” blog this week.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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    Words of the Week: Sharon Ann Musher

    “As if the humanities were not in sufficiently dire straits, as if our graduates did not already need to struggle to manage their debt and find jobs in a bleak economy, as if public institutions of higher learning had not already seen their budgets slashed over the past few years, you have added fuel to the flames by turning the world’s attention to the ASA’s proclivity to political activism over scholarship and the intellectual exchange of ideas.”

    This is just one sentence in Sharon Ann Musher’s “Why I Left the American Studies Association,” a letter to the ASA leadership republished in The Times of Israel. Do read the entire piece.

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