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 the Shavuot holiday: “Tikun,” a new short story by Haim Watzman.
- Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt’s magnificent profile of reporter Jacob Kornbluh reveals insights about not only her subject’s experience as an Orthodox journalist, but also her own.
- Reminder! The first virtual author event hosted by Literary Modiin will happen on Sunday, May 31 (1pm New York time, 8pm Israel time). Julie Zuckerman will host Ellen Meeropol, Sandell Morse, and yours truly! Please join us!
- Speaking of virtual events: This week brought a super-useful PJ Library/PJ Our Way webinar aimed to prospective authors. If you missed it, the recording is now online.
- And since that brings up the topic of Jewish kidlit—Mosaic magazine has just published a fascinating piece by Michal Leibowitz on “What Jewish Children’s Books Look Like in 2020” (you’ll need to register with the site to read it).
A quick postscript: In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Jewish Book Council, with CANVAS, is providing emergency author funds ($1,000 grants). The application deadline listed is midnight (New York time) on June 1; you’ll find more emergency-resource info for authors at bit.ly/EmergencyResourcesWriters.
Chag sameach and Shabbat shalom!