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.”
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.)