Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- For any archivists (professional or at-heart) out there, “the National Library of Israel (NLI) is creating the COVID-19 Jewish ephemera collection, the perfect central repository, ‘a digital time capsule,’ for this information.” Find out more, and send them your stuff.
- Sadly, my guess is that the NLI’s “digital geniza” may well include some materials relating to pandemic-related misfortunes in the world of Jewish journalism. The Forward‘s Jodi Rudoren summarizes.
- From the Jewish Book Council’s Paper Brigade journal: Jean Naggar’s introduction to Egyptian-Jewish literature.
- Whether you’re a Yiddish student or not, you may enjoy perusing this Yiddish Book Center worksheet “on the topic of peysekh (Passover)! Let’s start with a humorous song, followed by a quiz.”
- And this was also nice to find: “Happy Passover from We Need Diverse Books! Here are books for all ages, featuring Jewish characters and stories about Pesach.”
May there be health and happiness for all on this holiday Shabbat, and healing for all who need it. Shabbat shalom.