Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books.
- A little more than a year after Israeli author Amos Oz’s death, David Grossman remembers him.
- Jewish Insider “is looking for talented, curious reporters with strong initiative, good news judgement and a desire to tap into and drive the conversation in the overlapping spheres of politics, business and Jewish communal life. JI reporters chase down scoops, cultivate sources, pitch ideas, break news and contribute to our weekday newsletter, the Daily Kickoff. Our writers will publish 2-3 concise, thoroughly researched and reported news items each day as well as feature articles as assigned.” NB: Appears to be seeking DC-based applicants.
- Philissa Cramer has been named editor in chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
- ICYMI: The National Jewish Book Awards announced winners and finalists this week. So much deserved recognition for so many titles I read in 2019. And so many additions to/reminders about titles on my tbr list!
- And on my weekend-reading agenda: perusing the online contents of the latest (winter) issue of Lilith magazine (if I can’t wait for my print issue to arrive!). Btw: If you’re in the NYC area, you can celebrate this issue’s launch as part of a fabulous evening that Lilith is co-presenting with the Jewish Book Council, The Jewish Museum, and Tablet magazine on Thursday, February 20. Tickets are free!