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.

  • As we marked what would have been Daniel Pearl’s 50th birthday this week, Heidi Kingstone reflected “on being a Jewish journalist in hostile lands.”
  • Yeladim Books is interested in Jewish picture books, chapter books, and YA/Teen novels for a new digital collection to be launched this fall. It is interested in licensing existing titles, whether current or out of print, and also acquiring new books. If interested, please contact Ron Zevy at rz(at)tumblebooks(dot)com.” (via The Whole Megillah)
  • Eva L. Weiss’s post for The Jewish Week’s Well Versed blog makes me hope that an English translation of the first collection of short stories by Ethiopian-Israeli author Dalia Betolin-Sherman will be available soon.
  • Unfortunately, I have other plans already, but my fellow New Yorkers should take note of “The Remarkable Life and Afterlife of Sholem Aleichem,” a free panel discussion at YIVO that will take place next Thursday, October 17, and will feature a powerhouse intellectual trio: Jonathan Brent, Executive Director, YIVO; Jeremy Dauber, Columbia University; and Adam Kirsch, The New Republic (Moderator).
  • And, icymi, over on my other blog I’ve given a detailed account of my attendance last Saturday evening at an event spotlighting Israeli author Etgar Keret.
  • Shabbat shalom.

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