Jewish Literary Links

The words "Jewish Lit Links" are printed over what appears to be a portion of a Torah scroll.

Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books.

  • In which Katherine Locke poses “18 Questions for the Jewish Kidlit Community” (frankly, many of these questions apply as well beyond kidlit to other Jewish-lit communities).
  • Speaking of kidlit, though: check out this call for youth-written “Chai-ku” (Haiku on Jewish topics).
  • Mosaic, the magazine of Jewish thought and culture, is looking for full-time editorial talent to start immediately. We are searching for applicants at two levels; we are interested in junior- and/or senior-level talent. Knowledge of and engagement with Jewish matters is required. Editorial experience is highly desirable, as is familiarity with web and media technology. We offer full benefits, a schedule friendly to Jewish religious observance, and competitive compensation commensurate with experience. Our offices are in Washington, D.C. and New York City.”
  • “The Center for Media and Democracy [Shomrim] is offering financial and editorial support to individual journalists and news outlets promoting democratic discourse in Israel through in-depth and investigative reporting and documentary projects. The Center is seeking proposals for journalism projects with broad appeal, focused on important issues that expose abuses of power and betrayals of public trust in Israel.”
  • Take a break for a few minutes and enjoy this video clip about Scott Hilton Davis and his effort to bring the work of Yiddish author Jacob Dinezon (d. 1919) to 21st-century audiences. (Bear with the clip through the opening moments, which may seem a tad confusing.)

Shabbat shalom.

The words "Jewish Lit Links" are printed over what appears to be a portion of a Torah scroll.

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