Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
On Hevria: an important essay by Ayala Tiefenbrunn, who is descended from “a long line of proud Yemenite Jews.”
Nice Canadian Jewish News article spotlighting some of the Israel-focused fiction featured on JewishFiction.net.
Reminder from Fig Tree Books (where I am Media Editor): There’s a giveaway going on now for readers interested in early copies of Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew. (And if you’re a librarian/reviewer/bookseller, we’ve got digital galleys for you to request, too.)
Coming soon: the #Readukkah challenge. Learn all about it over on the Association of Jewish Libraries website.
And applications are open for a number of compelling lit-related summer programs at the Yiddish Book Center. There’s the Great Jewish Books program for high-school students. There’s a Creative Writing program for twentysomethings. And there’s a program for writers of Children’s Literature–blessedly open to us old fogies, too.
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen