Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

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

  • The poems that Marcela Sulak shares in the latest “Israel in Translation” are just part of what makes the episode worth listening to; the gorgeous music—particularly the voices of Barbra Streisand and Lior chanting “Avinu Malkeinu,” are another.
  • On Schlemiel Theory, Menachem Feuer offers a tribute to the late Neil Simon.
  • From the Association of Jewish Libraries: “The AJL 2019 Conference Committee is now soliciting paper proposals for our upcoming conference at the Warner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills, CA from June 17 – 19th, 2019. We are seeking papers and presentations on all aspects of Judaica librarianship as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, schools, synagogues, and related institutions. This year we would like to emphasis hands-on sessions. We are especially soliciting proposals dealing with digital humanities and Jewish Studies and sessions aimed at the needs of high school librarians. Past topics have included: collection management, programming, reader advisory services, special and rare collections, cataloging and classification, digital and electronic resources and emerging technologies. Presentations on Jewish resources in Los Angeles Jewish library collections and local authors would also be welcomed.” Deadline: November 30.
  • The Jewish Review of Books team receives “40–50 books each week.” Here are some with September pub dates that they’re looking forward to reading.
  • And on a related note: For Jewish Journal, Lisa Silverman surveys some new titles in Jewish kidlit.
  • Shabbat Shalom, chaverim, and a sweet and happy New Year to all.