Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
Great piece by Aviya Kushner on the treasure trove that is the Israel National Library.
Some excellent background on one of this season’s most significant new books: Yossi Klein Halevi’s Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor.
Continuing this weekend in Montreal: “The 20th-annual Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival offers a smorgasbord of events that are of particular Jewish interest, including appearances by American authors Daniel Mendelsohn and Adam Gopnik, as well as Jewish and Arab-Israeli writers, and an entire session devoted to Jerusalem.”
The deadline is approaching (May 6) for the next cohort of fellows at LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Art and Culture. The 2018-19 theme will be “Life and Death.” Details/application info here.
And if you’re so inclined—please join me in backing my friend No’a L. bat Miri’s project of chapbooks of new Jewish environmental literature.
Image description: pages of Hebrew text.