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Friday Finds for Writers


Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

My First Podcast

I have finally made my podcast debut! The bonus: I appear in the latest episode of one of my own favorite podcasts: HevriaCast. Continue reading ›

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Friday Finds for Writers


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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Summer School!

I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to take an intensive Hebrew class. And this summer, I have that chance.

I’m taking a beginning course that meets three hours per day, four days per week, for a total of 15 sessions this month. (Four sessions down, 11 to go!) Continue reading ›

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Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen

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

  • “Chances are if you’re a podcast fan or a Jewish book fan or both, you’ve heard [The Book of Life] somewhere.” That’s from the intro to a wonderful Q&A with podcaster, librarian, and literary champion Heidi Rabinowitz over on Jewesses with Attitude.
  • Israeli author Etgar Keret was recently in New York to receive the 2016 Charles Bronfman Prize, and Sandee Brawarsky caught up with him.
  • Job alert: “The Forward is seeking an experienced and stylish editor to create and manage a new vertical focusing on Jewish life and lifestyles. This go-getting editor will curate, assign and write exciting, engaging features and content about Jewish family life, relationships, travel, food, holidays, popular culture, celebrities and more — all intended to tell compelling stories and broaden the Forward’s audience. This content will range from breaking news to longer features to evergreen guides and annual projects.”
  • As I read Evan McMurry’s “The Fall of Rabbi Gold” a few days ago, I was reminded of a post I wrote some time ago for the Fig Tree Books blog on the subject of “rabbinic fiction.”
  • And speaking of Fig Tree Books, the latest issue of the newsletter that I’ve been producing there since 2014 went out to subscribers yesterday. It contains some nice pre-Shavuot treats—and a bittersweet announcement.
  • Shabbat shalom, everyone.

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