Jewish Literary Links

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"
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Each week as Shabbat approaches, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.

  • I’m looking forward to exploring this online collection of “poems, prayers, and artwork for this pandemic Purim,” offered by Bayit’s Liturgical Arts Working Group.
  • A not-so happy note, via JTA: “The Arizona Jewish Post, a 75-year-old community publication covering the Jewish population of Tucson and southern Arizona, announced it would cease operations effective March 1.”
  • In more uplifting news: This week brought us the latest Jewish Book Carnival, hosted for February by The Book of Life. (By the way, this week The Book of Life posted a superb podcast episode with Aviva Brown, author of Ezra’s Big Shabbat Question [and, as you’ll discover, other books].)
  • Job alert: The New York-based Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights is hiring a part-time social-media consultant.
  • And last weekend I read a few poems from Birthright for a lovely event that was recorded! (And for a little bit more about my poems and other Jewishly-inflected work, check this post!)

Shabbat shalom.

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"

2 thoughts on “Jewish Literary Links

  1. Barbara Baer says:

    I was so moved by a zoom talk in which Sarah Abrevaya Stein presented “Family Papers” as a speaker in the Helen Diller Distinguished Series in Jewish Studies series. The book itself sounds fascinating and I shall order it; Ms Stein was wonderful to watch, her vivacity, her humor, her seriousness and her articulate descriptions of the Sephardic family she followed through generations from their leadership of the Saloniki community in the then-Ottoman Empire to the period under the Greeks before the Nazis destroyed most of the vibrant community…a community where Jews were the majority population! Profound thank you to University of CA at Santa Cruz for hosting the program!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      She’s superb! And I’ve been too delayed getting to her book!

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