If you follow the My Machberet blog, you may recall that every month, the blog and I participate in the Jewish Book Carnival. Organized by the Association of Jewish Libraries, the Carnival is a monthly online event “where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read and comment on each others’ posts.”
Each month’s Carnival posts on or about the 15th of the month, and different bloggers volunteer to serve as hosts. I’m proud to announce that the September 2013 Jewish Book Carnival–which will be the first Carnival of the new Jewish year 5774–will be hosted here on My Machberet.
New contributors are welcome! Please take a look at past Carnivals to get a sense of the posts that are featured. (Authors who blog–please note that we do not feature posts in which authors blog about their own books.)
If you’re interested in participating, please send the link to your selected contribution to me no later than Thursday, September 12 (earlier is better!). I look forward to hearing from you.
“Unfortunately, because of the [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict, Israel’s been weighed down by criticism and suffered from bias — and sometimes even discrimination,” Ban told the group, YNet reported. He was responding to a student who claimed Israelis felt their country was discriminated against at the UN.
“It’s an unfortunate situation,” Ban said, adding that Israel should be treated equal to all the other 192 member states.
Source: Ben Harris, quoting The Times of Israel, “Ban in Jerusalem” (do read Harris’s piece in full), JTA.org.
UPDATE: Looks as though Ban Ki-moon may be backtracking–which is also “an unfortunate situation.”
Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
From London: new audio recordings from the 2013 Jewish Book Week festival. Listen to sessions that featured Shani Boianjiu, Edith Pearlman, Francesca Segal and Jami Attenberg, Laurent Binet, and many others.
Also from Britain: B.J. Epstein acquaints us with Into the Light: The Medieval Hebrew Poetry of Meir of Norwich for Wales Arts Review.
Back in the U.S.A., The Forward brings together authors Joanna Hershon and Adelle Waldman and asks them, among other questions, “What are your thoughts about being a Jewish writer?”
Lots of Jewish-lit info in the August Jewish Book Carnival, hosted by Leora Wenger.
On the Jewesses with Attitude blog, Miriam Cantor-Stone writes a letter to the late playwright Wendy Wasserstein.
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen
Shabbat shalom, everyone.
“Only Israel could be pressured by the free world to release convicted killers before the ends of their sentences (something that the US, UK and others would not dream of doing), agree to do so at the start rather than the culmination of peace negotiations, and still wind up looking like the bad guy the next morning.”
Source: David Horovitz, “The Worst of Both Worlds,” The Times of Israel, August 14, 2013.
Well, not exactly. But I am going to be away for a few days. Which means that there won’t be a “Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat” post this week. Count on a return to our regularly scheduled blogging next week. Shabbat shalom (jn advance).