Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
- The PJ Our Way team asked Alyssa Henkin, Senior Vice President at Trident Media Group “(and a PJ Library parent!),” to dish “on some of the current trends in kidlit and specifically Jewish children’s literature.” This Q&A resulted.
- I’ve only begun dipping into the new volume that Rachel S. Harris has edited on Teaching the Arab-Israeli Conflict, but for Jewish Journal, Jonathan Kirsch has already read and reviewed it.
- “You know him from the award-winning Broadway show and movie. But long before he sang about ‘Tradition!’ Tevye the Dairyman starred as the hero of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem’s most important stories. In Tikvah’s newest online course, master teacher Ruth Wisse brings the tales of Tevye the Dairyman alive like never before.” And it’s free.
- Available to watch now via JBSTV.org: “Authors Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Irina Reyn, Lara Vapnyar and Anya Ulinich address how the immigrant experience has impacted their lives and how it is reflected in their work through themes of nostalgia, assimilation and memory.”
- And ICYMI: This week brought a newly published poem of mine (and some related offerings from friends) on the 929 website.