Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- A new essay by Shayna Goodman on the Contingent Magazine website fuses food writing, family memoir—and the Holocaust.
- That essay offers a good reminder that “Jewish” writing can often find a good home with a not-necessarily-“Jewish” publication. I don’t often mention this here on My Machberet, but I publish a free monthly newsletter that’s filled with publication opportunities. All the listings featured there are fee-free (which means that they do not charge reading/submission fees), and all of them pay for published/winning work. If you’re not already familiar with it, learn more here, and/or go directly to the January 2021 issue.
- ICYMI: a mini-thread I posted on Twitter yesterday about my discovery of Israeli poet Vaan Nguyen.
- And if you missed this podcast episode, it’s well worth catching, both for its examination of “narrative” and its invocation of Amos Oz (z”l), who died two years ago this week.
- “Each month, the Yiddish Book Center asks a member of our staff or a special friend to select favorite stories, books, interviews, or articles from our online collections. This month, we’re excited to share with you picks by Rokhl Kafrissen.”