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.
- Hosted for April by Mirta Ines Trupp: the April Jewish Book Carnival.
- “Inclusion and Intersectionality in Jewish Children’s Literature” is the focus of the first of three online events organized by the Israel chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. I’ve registered for the series (be aware that there is a fee).
- Also on my calendar: a series of PJ Library-organized events. “True fact: Every published PJ Library author was once a not-yet-published, not-yet-PJ Library author. We’re pulling back the curtain so anyone can learn how to turn a great Jewish idea into a great Jewish children’s book. Starting on April 27th at 12 p.m. (EDT), our spring and summer webinar series will let you hear from authors and PJ Library professionals who want to help you share your stories with the world. Register now for our first in the series: “Breaking Through: Becoming a Published Author.” (No charge for this one.)
- Yesterday’s news reminded me that I had not purchased a ticket to stream Alicia Jo Rabins’s new film, A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff.
- A.R. Vishny’s “What ‘Shtisel’ and Israeli TV Get Right About Jewish Representation” (Alma) has me thinking more about why I respond so positively to such productions—and about similar issues in literature.
Wishing everyone a meaningful Yom HaAtzmaut—and, then, a Shabbat shalom.