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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.

  • A special #ShortStoryMonth post over on the Fig Tree Books blog.
  • The PJ Library (Los Angeles) is looking for several part-time Community Connectors.
  • Your vote is welcome this year in judging the American Jewish Press Association’s Rockower Awards.
  • Mazal tov to these Los Angeles-area artists and writers–and all best wishes as they pursue their fascinating projects.
  • Finally, this week brought the latest Jewish Book Carnival for everyone to enjoy.
  • Shabbat shalom!

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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.

  • How I wish that I could attend the Tenth Memorial International Creative Writing Conference of the Shaindy Rudoff Creative Writing Graduate Program at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. It’s happening May 29-31.
  • This week brought new issues from both Lilith magazine and JewishFiction.net. So much good stuff tbr!
  • The week also brought publication of a poem of mine, “Black Sheep in the World to Come,” on Hevria.
  • And also freshly published: the latest newsletter from Fig Tree Books, edited by yours truly.
  • Finally, as we approach both Passover and, in a little while, Yom HaShoah, I’m grateful to my friend Suzanne Reisman for sharing this piece of hers.
  • Shabbat shalom, and have a meaningful Pesach.

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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.

  • It’s unlikely that you’ve ever read a Jewish wedding story quite like the one Judy Bolton-Fasman shares in this essay.
  • Discussed at a marvelous study session last Shabbat (led by Sivan Butler-Rotholz): Stacey Zisook Robinson’s stunning Purim poem, “The Book of Esther.”
  • This week brought the latest Jewish Book Carnival. Check out all the latest news, reviews, and interviews from the world of Jewish books.
  • And from the “subset” world that I inhabit at Fig Tree Books came a fresh newsletter.
  • The week also brought the launch of an Israel-focused website that I’m proud to have helped create. (“My” content areas: “Arts & Culture” and “Getting Involved.” Which seems appropriate, yes?)
  • Shabbat shalom!

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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.

  • News about Orly Castel-Bloom’s Sapir Prize win in Israel (via Beth Kissileff and the Forward) brings similarly exciting news on the forthcoming-translation front. (Reminder: I am a fan of Castel-Bloom’s work.)
  • A spotlight on deserving short-story collections, via Howard Freedman/J weekly.
  • On the Lilith blog: Yona Zeldis McDonough interviews Rebecca Kanner, whose latest novel offers a retelling of the story of the biblical Esther.
  • A highly informative and interesting review by Josh Lambert of Leah Garrett’s Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel (also via the Forward).
  • And I’m pretty pleased with this post I wrote for the Fig Tree Books blog celebrating the work of American Jewish women writers (and women reviewers) for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
  • Shabbat shalom!

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    Call for Applicants: Great Jewish Books Summer Program 2016

    (Via the Yiddish Book Center)

    GREAT JEWISH BOOKS SUMMER PROGRAM

    APPLY BY APRIL 1!

    Session 1: July 24 – 29, 2016

    Session 2: July 31 – August 7, 2016

    “I’ve made invaluable friendships and connections, broadened my perspective on Jewish culture, and simply had an unforgettable experience.” 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

  • The week brought the latest Jewish Book Carnival, featuring news, reviews, and interviews from the world of Jewish book blogs.
  • Also recent: a wonderful interview on the Jewish Book Council with author Jessamyn Hope.
  • And speaking of the Jewish Book Council–apologies for the delay in sharing their Jewish Literary Map of the South.
  • This is such a gorgeous poem: “Jerusalem,” by Marcela Sulak (Jewish Journal).
  • A hearty mazal tov to my friend and teacher Amy Gottlieb, whose debut novel The Beautiful Possible launched this week. (I was lucky enough to attend the launch event at a local bookstore.)
  • Shabbat shalom.

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