Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- Adam Kirsch’s latest book, The Blessing and the Curse: The Jewish People and Their Books in the 20th Century, was published this week; Tablet has an excerpt, focusing on Anne Frank and Hannah Senesh.
- From JTA’s Gabe Friedman: “Calling all journalists living around the globe who are interested in reporting on #Jewish communities! I’m looking for pitches, especially from countries and regions like Australia, Canada, South Africa and Latin America.”
- Also on an internationalist note: “PJ Library has expanded to six new countries and two new languages. Programs in Brazil, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are shipping children’s books to thousands of families for the first time, and new programs are launching in Ireland and Estonia.”
- Happening next week: “Inside the Israeli Psyche: A Conversation with Author Eshkol Nevo,” a free virtual session hosted by American Jewish University.
- And ICYMI: NPR has issued a call for submissions for stories they’ll consider for this year’s “Hanukkah Lights” broadcast.
Shabbat shalom and, once again, chag sameach!