Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

On what appears to be a segment of an open Torah scroll, the words “Jewish Lit Links” appear.

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

  • The prolific Harvey Freedenberg reviews a new translation (by Gabriel Levin) of Israeli Dror Burstein’s Muck, “a wildly imaginative retelling of the biblical book of Jeremiah,” for Shelf Awareness.
  • Jewish kidlit is part of what’s discussed in this Publishers Weekly article that finds “Religion Books for Kids Are on the Rise.
  • Job alert: “The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) is seeking a razor-sharp opinion editor to launch a robust opinion vertical for our famed global Jewish news service. This editor will commission op-eds and first-person essays that provoke conversation around issues of Jewish affairs on topics including politics, policy, pop culture, religion, and the arts.” (The launch of a new vertical is newsworthy for freelancers, too!)
  • I very much enjoyed the latest Book of Life podcast, featuring YA author Katherine Locke.
  • And I’m still mulling over Raanana-resdient Jennifer Lang’s essay, “The Fabric of Peace,” which appears in the latest issue of Crab Orchard Review as a finalist for the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize.
  • Shabbat shalom.