Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- On my viewing agenda: Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod’s recent presentation on “Jewish Children’s Books: What’s New, What’s Different, and What Has Stayed the Same?”
- Speaking of Jewish kidlit: authors may be interested in this new resource for help with publicizing Jewish children’s and YA books.
- On the calendar: a conversation to celebrate the publication of The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume 9, Catastrophe and Rebirth, 1939–1973, edited by Samuel D. Kassow and David G. Roskies, happening Tuesday, December 1.
- And the very next evening: a virtual launch party for the latest issue of the Jewish Book Council’s Paper Brigade.
- Last, but by no means least, here’s a bit of recent reading that I recommend to you: “Drawing from Life,” a short story by Nicole Krauss in the latest Harper’s. There will likely be more “pandemic fiction” in our future; there won’t always be such stories with such direct Jewish content.