Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
“Isn’t it a little weird? There are nine or ten resolutions against Israel. And I know there’s a problem with the Palestinians. But there’s other bad shit going on and they’re spending so much time on this.”
–Unnamed U.N. interpreter, quoted by The Times of Israel
But I’m far from the only one to have written about Kristallnacht in some way. This week also brought plenty of reminders of that fact.
How about you? Are there any literary works you’d recommend that address Kristallnacht?
Great Jewish Books Summer Program
A week-long exploration of literature & culture for high school students
at the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA
August 3-10, 2014
The Great Jewish Books Summer Program brings together a select group of rising high school juniors and seniors to read, discuss, argue about, and fall in love with some of the most powerful and enduring works of modern Jewish literature. Participants study with respected literary scholars, meet prominent contemporary authors, and connect with other teens from across the country. One of last year’s participants writes: “I had an amazing time every single day and would go to bed feeling excited for the next day.” And a parent adds: “Our daughter’s experience was off-the-charts wonderful!” So tell the young person you know and love to apply now for summer 2014! (And note: Every admitted participant receives a scholarship for the full cost of tuition, room, board, books, and special events.)
Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). Continue reading ›