Jewish Literary Links

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"
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  • Julia Knobloch and Josh Krug invite applications to “the first ever, inaugural, experimental, unique desert HESHBON HANEFESH Poetry Writing Retreat, sponsored by an AJU Word Grant and Opening Doors.” Applications for this imminent retreat (June 11-13 in California) are being accepted on a rolling basis. “The retreat is almost fully sponsored but we are asking folks for $70 contribution. If this is prohibitive, please reach out to us – we will be able to accommodate certain financial needs.”
  • Jewish Insider is hiring an Israel-based reporter. Compensation: “Competitive U.S. salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.”
  • “The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America is excited to announce a call for applications for a new yearlong Seminar & Writers Workshop for Journalists, providing a non-partisan, ideologically pluralistic space for journalists to immerse themselves in the study of core Jewish ideas and commitments, and to develop their own ideas more deeply. This effort seeks to elevate journalists as thought leaders by providing them with deep study and an intellectual community. For the inaugural cohort launching in September 2021, we seek 8-10 journalists and writing professionals of diverse backgrounds and ideologies.” Compensation: “Seminar participants will receive a $5,000 stipend and all expenses paid for travel including the summer Jerusalem residency” component of the program. Application deadline: June 1.
  • Something a little different: I’m hoping to spend some time this weekend streaming Labzik: Tales of a Clever Pup, adapted from a book of children’s stories by Yiddish author Chaver Paver, which “follows the (mis)adventures of a clever mutt named Labzik and the working-class Jewish family that adopts him.” (Streaming remains available until June 5.)
  • And in case you missed it on the Practicing Writing blog yesterday: I was happy to see my poem “A Single Woman of Valor” re-published on the 929 website earlier this week, along with other works connected with Proverbs 31.

Shabbat shalom.

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

6 thoughts on “Jewish Literary Links

  1. Cezarija Abartis says:

    What a lovely poem! Funny but also kind. Thank you.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you for the comment!

  2. Atar says:

    Hi Erika,

    Congratulations on your ‘Single Woman of Valour’ republication. Did 929 come to you? I see now mention of submission guidelines on their website.

    All best and I hope you are keeping well,


    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thanks, Atar. These days, they circulate calls/reminders via email. Reach out to Jeremy Benstein (jeremy at 929 dot org dot il) for info. FYI: Not a paying venue at this time.

  3. Erica, thanks for info about Labzik! I did copy it on my blog on Facebook in Poland. Some people from my 5000 followers have kids and grand kids knowing English.
    Best wishes
    Walerian Domanski

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