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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.

  • There’s still time to enter this year’s Jewish Playwriting Contest. Read this update from the Jewish Plays Project.
  • New opportunity from the Schusterman Foundation: “#MakeItHappen invites YOU to show how small change can lead to big impact. Submit your inspired ideas for creating a Jewish experience that will make a meaningful difference in your community. Between October and December 2013, up to 50 ideas from around the world will be selected to receive a micro grant of up to $1,000. Five ideas could receive up to $5,000.” I’d love to see more literary-oriented ideas proposed!
  • A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor made his orchestral debut with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Tuesday to benefit a foundation dedicated to preserving the work of artists and musicians killed by the Nazis.”
  • Grace Schulman has a new poetry collection out.
  • Via the daily Publishers Lunch newsletter, I learned this week that we can anticipate two new books from Etgar Keret: “THE SEVEN GOOD YEARS, a memoir in essays following the years between the birth of his son and the death of his father, and his next story collection.” Investigating further, here’s what I discovered about the former title. (If any of you have access to the full Publishers Lunch/Publishers Marketplace info, and can fill us in on exactly when we can expect those books to be published, I’d be grateful.)
  • Shabbat shalom.

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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.

  • Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to attend a Philip Roth tribute here in New York City. And we’re all lucky that Adam Chandler was also present, covering the event for Tablet.
  • The October Jewish Book Carnival went live this week. Go enjoy it.
  • Managing Editor sought: “Dynamic individual needed to lead biweekly newspaper. The Jewish Voice, a 9,500 circulation, non-profit newspaper, published by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, seeks a highly organized strategic thinker.”
  • “The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) is looking for a Program Officer to support the growth of PJ Library, the foundation’s Jewish family engagement program, in the New York metropolitan region.”
  • And in case you missed it: my full review of Orly Castel-Bloom’s Textile (trans. Dalya Bilu), over on the Practicing Writing blog.
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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.

  • If you’ve wondered how to introduce Anne Frank’s story to kids, you might want to check out this interview with Jane Kohuth, author of Anne Frank’s Chestnut Tree.
  • I’m hoping to spend part of this weekend watching a recording of “Women in Religious Texts and Contexts: New Voices in the Biographical Novel,” featuring Anita Diamant, Rebecca Kanner, and Sherry Jones.
  • Harvey Freedenberg reviews David Laskin’s The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century.
  • Also instructive: David Horovitz’s conversation with Yossi Klein Halevi on the occasion of the latter’s Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation.
  • Learn more about author James Salter ( James Horowitz) in Rich Cohen’s Jewish Review of Books piece.
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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.

  • From Tablet: a fascinating interview with Amos Oz.
  • The New York Times‘s Ethan Bronner finds “much to admire” in Yossi Klein Halevi’s Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation.”
  • 614, an e-zine from the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, has published its annual books issue, with a focus this year on “five fiction favorites.”
  • Jewish Currents has announced the theme for the Second Annual Raynes Poetry Contest (“Union”).
  • “I was surprised to learn that while there are 1500 artist communities in the world, none of these artist colonies are Jewish.” Author Patricia Eszter Margit on “Art Kibbutz”, which she has founded.
  • Shabbat shalom!

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    Jewish Book Carnival: September 2013

    My Machberet is proud to serve as September 2013 host for the Jewish Book Carnival, “a monthly event where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read, and comment on each others’ posts.” The posts are hosted on a participant’s site on the 15th of each month.

    Herewith, this month’s goodies-which also mark the first Carnival of the new year 5774! Continue reading ›

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