Jewish Literary Links

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Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

  • A timely poem, “Afikomen,” by Jean Nordhaus (on the Moment magazine website).
  • The Tikvah Fund has made Ruth Wisse’s online course on George Eliot’s novel Daniel Deronda available at no charge.
  • Contest alert from the Forward: “In partnership with The Jewish Education Project and BBYO we’re asking middle-school and high-school age students to submit an essay, a story, or maybe even a poem about the meaning of freedom in 2020 America. We’ll publish some of the best entries on our site and award a cash prize of $180 to the top essay in three age categories.” Deadline: April 17.
  • From the Jewish Book Council: Ruth Andrew Ellenson’s feature article about four rediscovered women writers.
  • And don’t forget that I’ll be presenting a reading from Birthright: Poems online this Sunday. There’s no charge; register here. (By the way, according to The Jewish Week‘s Sandee Brawarsky, Birthright makes a great Passover gift—especially this year.)

Shabbat Shalom—and good health to all.

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

3 thoughts on “Jewish Literary Links

  1. Nina Lehman says:

    Really enjoyed your reading today!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you so much, Nina!

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