Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
- Nearly a decade after the death of Avraham Sutzkever, the acclaimed Yiddish poet’s “astonishing life story is being told on film for the first time in an award-winning documentary co-produced by his granddaughter, Hadas Calderon-Sutzkever, with funding from the Claims Conference.” (via JTA/Cnaan Liphshiz)
- Speaking of JTA: Opinion editor Laura E. Adkins is looking “to beef up our inclusion of voices from the right & center.” Check what she posted on Twitter for more info.
- Announced this week: “Jodi Rudoren, a senior editor and digital leader at The New York Times, will be the new editor-in-chief of the Forward, a storied institution in the process of digital transformation.”
- “The Israel Institute’s eleventh cohort of its Visiting Artists Program will bring ten Israeli artists to teach at top universities across the United States during the 2019–2020 academic year.” Among them are several writers, including Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Dory Manor, and Yoav Shutan-Goshen. (via eJewishPhilanthropy)
- And if you haven’t had a chance to check out early readers’ assessments of Birthright, my forthcoming (and very Jewish!) book of poems, they were just posted on this website this week!