Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

The words "Jewish Lit Links" are printed over what appears to be a portion of a Torah scroll.
Every Friday, the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • An episode of the Israel in Translation podcast devoted to the work of Nadia Adina Rose, which I’m now determined to delve into (although it doesn’t seem as though a full English-language volume is available— please correct me if I’m wrong!).
  • A big Jewish-media story: “Storied Jewish publication The Forward ending 121-year print run.”
  • Job alert: “J. The Jewish News of Northern California has an opening for a full-time staff writer working from our office in San Francisco’s Financial District.”
  • This week brought the January Jewish Book Carnival to us (hosted this month by Yael Shahar/Memory and Redemption).
  • An exciting offering from In geveb: “This is the first of what we hope will be an annual effort to gather together the Yiddish translations published this past year. It is our hope that this list helps to make these translations, published in literary venues across linguistic and cultural lines, more easily searchable for audiences with specifically Yiddish interests.” I knew that this project was in the works, and I heard more about it when I attended the recent Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) conference in Boston last month. I think it’s simply wonderful—and I’m looking forward to seeing Jewish Storyteller Press’s forthcoming first English translation (by Tina Lunson) of Jacob Dinezon’s The Dark Young Man on next year’s list!