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.

  • First things first, today the My Machberet blog plays host to the Jewish Book Carnival. Do go check out the news, reviews, and interviews from the world of Jewish books that our contributors sent in.
  • The Jewish Women’s Archive “is working on a new edition of the Encyclopedia of Jewish Women, to be renamed the Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women! Help us make the Encyclopedia fully representative of the diversity of the Jewish people by suggesting an individual or a topic – from any time or place – that is not currently in the Encyclopedia but you think should be.” (I mean, maybe you’ll think of some Jewish women writers who merit inclusion?)
  • Important, fact-filled essay by Martin Kramer on “Where MLK Really Stood on Israel and the Palestinians.”
  • I wasn’t happy to miss the recent “Jacques Schiffrin: A Publisher in Exile, from Pléiade to Pantheon” event at Columbia University; I’m grateful that the session was recorded, and I hope to watch the recording soon (perhaps as soon as this weekend).
  • And in case you missed it: This week brought (re)publication of my Deuteronomy-focused poem, “Fighting Words.”