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.