Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books.
- “Natan and the Jewish Book Council are thrilled to announce the Spring 2020 Natan Notable Book: Dr. Ilan Stavans’s The Seventh Heaven: Travels Through Jewish Latin America (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).” Note: At the end of the announcement, you’ll find information on submitting eligible books for the Fall 2020 award.
- “Finally, Jewish Kids’ Books Are Starting to Reflect the Diversity of Judaism”—by Heidi Rabinowitz (the Forward).
- This week brought the birthday of Emma Lazarus (1849-87), and next week brings an online event from the American Jewish Historical Society grounded in Lazarus’s “Red Manuscript.” (I plan to be there!)
- The Hadassah Brandeis Institute’s Research Awards program is open for applications. This program provides grants (up to $2,000 for “junior grants” and up to $5,000 for “senior grants”) and aims to support “research or artistic projects in Jewish women’s and gender studies across a range of disciplines.” The application deadline is September 15.
- And ICYMI: This week also brought this post on Jewish short stories.