Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- I hadn’t realized that Jessica Kirzane’s translation of Miriam Karpilove’s Diary of a Lonely Girl had become available for sale. Encountering this JWA post prompted me to order my copy—I’m not sure when I’ll be able to begin reading it, but I’m very much looking forward to doing so.
- Speaking of new books: Alma previews spring titles (not all of them necessarily “Jewish” ones, fwiw) and New York’s Jewish Week shares its spring booklist. (And yes, some books do appear on both lists!)
- “Ruth Bader Ginsburg is awesome. But other Jewish women deserve to have books written about them, too.” So argues this Tablet piece by Marjorie Ingall, which analyzes something problematic about the current state of Jewish children’s literature.
- Last weekend I (finally?) watched the film Jojo Rabbit. I promptly sought writings about the film; among the intriguing responses I discovered is this one, written by my friend (Professor) Joe Kraus.
- And I’m delighted to share that as part of my brief sojourn in Boston next week I’ll be returning to my alma mater’s Hillel to talk about “Writing Jewishly in 2020,” with a focus on my new poetry collection Birthright. Details here.