Jewish Literary Links

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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.

  • Coming soon: an opportunity to join feminist Torah scholar and creative writing professor Sivan Rotholz and “consider, reconsider, and write our own creative responses to women’s relationships in biblical literature.” (Yes, there’s a fee, but I promise you: It’s worth it.)
  • New call for submissions from TC Jewfolk. (Thread includes some pay-rate info: “We start at $75 per piece.”)
  • Judy Batalion’s new book, The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos, is getting lots of attention. But did you know that Batalion has another new book out? It conveys much the same message as the first one—but it’s intended for a younger audience. Nina Lichtenstein reports.
  • An absolutely gorgeous poem by Jo-Ann Mort about travel to Israel (thanks to Josh Rolnick for bringing it to my attention).
  • Speaking of poetry: I’m grateful to the New York Society Library for giving me the opportunity to share a reading of “Pünktlichkeit” for their #30DaysOfPoetry series—just in time for #YomHaShoah, too.

I hope that your Yom HaShoah is a meaningful one. And Shabbat Shalom.

4 thoughts on “Jewish Literary Links

  1. Oh that poem by Jo-Ann Mort. Sigh. Love. Thank you for sharing it with us, Erika.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Isn’t it extraordinary? And kudos (again) on your linked piece here, Nina.

  2. Zeeva says:

    Thank you so much for sharing Mort’s poem. I’ve never read her work, so this is a gorgeous introduction and makes me feel like I’m there. I so appreciate all that isn’t said, but is alluded to. Shabbat Shalom.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Exactly, Zeeva! Well put. Shavua tov.

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