Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen
Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish news, primarily of the literary variety, from around the Web.

  • In The Washington Post, Jodi Picoult credits Simon Wiesenthal’s The Sunflower for inspiring her new novel, The Storyteller.
  • “A new institute has launched to advance the study of modern Israel in the United States and around the world. The independent, non-partisan Israel Institute will support scholarship, teaching and research in an array of academic and cultural disciplines—including history, politics, international relations, economics, society, culture, art and literature—to foster deeper, more multi-faceted knowledge of modern Israel.”
  • Here’s hoping that Allison Nazarian’s book project on “The 3G Legacy” finds a publisher soon.
  • “JTA, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, is seeking an online coordinator to manage JTA’s online presence and digital products, including website, email newsletters and blogs.”
  • The finalists for the 2013 Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature were announced this week. I’ve had more to say about this.
  • Shabbat shalom!