Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- Adam Kirsch’s Tablet review of Elias Khoury’s new novel takes on big questions about historical fiction.
- The latest episode of Marcela Sulak’s “Israel in Translation” podcast celebrates the newly available English version of Etgar Keret’s latest short-story collection.
- I’m evidently a couple of weeks late catching this announcement from Jewish Insider (sorry!): “We are looking for freelance writers who can profile emerging leaders and voices in an engaging manner that leaves our readers with a real sense of the individual subject and the efforts they are pursuing. This includes social entrepreneurs, political candidates, startup founders and activists. While our core staff is based in DC and New York, we are interested in profiling individuals throughout the country and as such intend to engage a network of freelancers to help. Profiles should run between 1,000-1,400 words. Assignments pay $500 per piece.”
- Deadline approaching: Applications for the current round of Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research Awards close on September 16. (Artistic projects are eligible.)
- And ICYMI: Yesterday brought a new essay—“Dear College Students: Don’t Dismiss Jewish Communal Life Just Yet”—right here on My Machberet.