Toward the end of each week, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- A treat that came on Monday: an enlightening conversation about the work of the PJ Library, hosted by the Identity Crisis podcast.
- Later today, the Holocaust Literature class that I’m teaching will be discussing short stories by Ida Fink (1921-2011). I’m sorry that I’ve only recently encountered Fink and her work, and I’m grateful for Sara R. Horowitz’s overview on the Jewish Women’s Archive website for background.
- Did you know about this amazing project over on the American Jewish Historical Society website? It offers translations of Emma Lazarus’s famous “New Colossus” poem—and commentary by translators.
- I learned about the aforementioned project from Alicia Ostriker, who spoke about it during an event featuring Jewish women’s poetry that the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism hosted last Sunday. (Other featured poets included Alicia Jo Rabins, Erika Meitner, and yours truly.) Catch the recording here.
- And this week also brought us the latest Jewish Book Carnival, hosted for March by Yael Shahar.
Wishing everyone a Shabbat shalom.