Pre-Shabbat #JewLit Links

Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • Author David Grossman has been awarded Israel’s highest civilian honor, the Israel Prize. Which inspired Ruby Namdar to write this “Ode to David Grossman” for Tablet (which I’m sharing although I don’t necessarily agree with all of the views Ruby expresses there about some of Grossman’s books!).
  • Some other notable award-related news: Ilana Kurshan is the latest winner of the Sophie Brody Medal for outstanding achievement in Jewish literature.
  • But, wait! There’s more! At a ceremony later this spring, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award will recognize winning author Margot Singer and runner-up Rachel Hall.
  • Meantime, the latest Jewish Book Carnival has gone live. Check out the collection of Jewish-lit-related news, reviews, and interviews hosted this month by Batya Medad.
  • And in case you missed it: check out my Purim-themed poem on Jewess magazine.
  • Shabbat shalom.