Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links

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

  • Yiddish-studies journal In geveb is seeking to hire a managing editor/development associate “who will take an active role in the collaborative work of the journal. The new position will range between 5-10 hours a week, depending on the availability and interest of the applicant. This position is for the 2019-2020 academic year, with the possibility of renewal. Salary range: $4,000-8,000 annually.” Remote position. Apply by June 30.
  • New-website alert! Established by Janice Weizman, Reading Jewish Fiction “is dedicated to giving Jewish novels a little attention.” First up: Joan Leegant on Tova Reich’s Mother India and Weizman on Julie Zuckerman’s The Book of Jeremiah.
  • “There are signs of a revolution at the National Library of Israel.” Read all about it in Ruth Ebenstein’s article on Fathom.
  • It’s almost Shavuot, which prompts me to re-up these poems that originally appeared on Tablet (and will be included in Birthright, my forthcoming poetry collection).
  • And finally: The new “Deadwood” movie is not the only place where you can encounter Jews in South Dakota! Things are moving along toward the August release of The Question Is “Why?”: Stanford M. Adelstein, a Jewish Life in South Dakota, which I’m helping to publicize. Check out the free excerpts, just posted this week.
  • Shabbat shalom, and chag sameach!