Pre-Shabbat #JewLit Links

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

  • A Jewish mama in the U.K. offers “5 Reasons Why We Love PJ Library”; reading it, I was reminded (again) how often Jewish literature is under-represented in conversations about literary diversity and inclusion.
  • From the National Library of Israel: a profile of Abraham Sutzkever, “The Partisan Poet Rescued from the Woods of Lithuania.” (FYI: David E. Fishman’s new book, described in my recent Forward article on Rachela Krinsky, offers some superb narrative on Sutzkever.)
  • On Tablet, Liel Leibovitz recalls “the greatest Jewish writer you may not have even heard of.” (Confession: I hadn’t.)
  • TODAY is the deadline to apply for the position of Director of Cultural Programs and Internships at the Eldridge Street Synagogue in New York.
  • Included in the latest issue of my Practicing Writer newsletter: a reminder about the Natan Book Award at the Jewish Book Council, which welcomes applications until March 31.
  • Shabbat shalom.