Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- This week, Natan and the Jewish Book Council announced the Fall 2020 Natan Notable Book: Dr. Nancy Sinkoff’s From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, The New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History (Wayne State University Press, March 2020). Happily, Columbia University’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies has simultaneously publicized a recording of an event with Sinkoff all about this book, which you can catch online until November 16.
- You might want to bookmark a new guide to streaming Jewish events (including literary events), curated by my friend Lisa Silverman.
- On a related note, here’s something I should have shared earlier, from the National Library of Israel: “The Reading Room is a new virtual space where you can enjoy live lectures, conversations and interviews via Zoom, as well as a range of previously recorded events.” (You can filter search results for Hebrew or English events.)
- The Jewish Women’s Archive “is looking for three temporary part-time employees to work on the upcoming new edition of the Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women….The ideal candidate will be motivated, enthusiastic, and detail oriented. Interest in Jewish Studies, feminism, and/or public history a plus. Employees will work 10-20 hours per week. Compensation: $20/hour.”
- And two years after the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue, “it’s clear that Pittsburgh marked an inflection point, after which journalists paid more attention to anti-Semitism and were more understanding of its place and presence in American society. But however welcome this corrective is, some journalists still do not grasp the complexity of the problem.” Jane Eisner reports and reflects.