Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- From Jewish Review of Books: “Register to join Jewish Review of Books editor Abraham Socher for a conversation with acclaimed fiction writer Allegra Goodman. They’ll be talking about the art of fiction and the creation of her novels, Intuition, The Cookbook Collector, Paradise Park, and Kaaterskill Falls.” Happening Thursday, November 19. Free online event.
- Another exciting (and free!) online literary happening to note on your calendar: Literary Modiin’s December Author Event, happening virtually on Sunday, December 6, with Nicole Krauss (most recently the author of To Be a Man) and Max Gross, author of The Lost Shtetl (the focus of an excellent Jewish Insider piece this week; reminder—if you haven’t yet subscribed to the Jewish Insider’s daily newsletter and want to do so, please use my referral link—many thanks).
- My friend Sivan Rotholz will be leading a four-session virtual Ritualwell course in December: “Femme Fatale or Fierce Woman Warrior? Writing Feminist Midrash.” (Sivan’s sessions have generated many of my own feminist-midrashic pieces, including some that appear in Birthright: Poems, so I can attest that she’s a superb and inspiring educator.)
- Job posting from the Consulate General of Israel in New York (as usual, I am just the messenger here—please direct any questions to the consulate). “The Director of Print and Online Media will be responsible for the Consulate’s relationship with various media outlets across NY. Tasks will fall under the Media Department’s goals of monitoring and promoting news.”
- And changes are afoot for the summer 2021 iteration of the Yiddish Book Center’s Great Jewish Books Summer Program for rising high school juniors and seniors. (What hasn’t changed: All participating students receive full scholarships.) Application deadline: March 1, 2021.
Wishing everyone a Shabbat shalom this first weekend of Jewish Book Month!