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.

  • Job alert: “Jewish Book Council seeks a full-time marketing & digital content associate who will manage JBC’s digital presence, help the organization take its digital strategy to the next level, expand its audience and content, and contribute to all aspects of JBC’s programming.”
  • An especially interesting episode of the Tel Aviv Review podcast featuring Amir Tibon, the Haaretz correspondent in Washington, and Said Arikat, Tibon’s counterpart for the Palestinian newspaper Al Quds, on “covering the conflict from Washington.”
  • Scholarship alert: “For over 20 years, the KlezKanada Scholarship Program has brought emerging artists and scholars to study at our Laurentian Retreat. One-of-a-kind in the Jewish arts world, the program has allowed hundreds of young artists and scholars of all backgrounds to study Yiddish music and Jewish culture in a uniquely immersive environment.” NB: “We invite applications in any field, ages 16-35. Candidates must provide a small portfolio of their work to apply.” Deadline May 1. (I found this via Rokhl Kafrissen’s latest Tablet magazine column.)
  • Also on the Yiddish/Jewish culture front: If you haven’t yet seen it, there’s a fabulous new article up on JTA about Jacob Dinezon, whom the Yiddish Book Center’s Aaron Lansky calls “one of three giants of Yiddish literature.”
  • And in case you missed it—the week also brought the announcement of some exciting Jewish-book news of my own!
  • Shabbat shalom.