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.
- I had to miss the recent Zoom session titled “Behind the Scenes with the PJ Library Book Selection Committee,” so, as an aspiring writer of Jewish kidlit, I’m grateful that a recording is now available.
- The theme of the next issue of arc, “the magazine of the Israel Association of Writers in English,” is community in complexity. “Submissions from residents of Israel and from Israeli citizens everywhere are especially welcome” until July 31. There is no fee to submit; there is also no payment for published work.
- Over on Tablet, Claire Leibowicz chronicles her pandemic reading in an essay titled “My Year of Reading Old Jewish Men” (some of them don’t seem that old, but the writer is in her twenties, and authors don’t necessarily choose their headlines, anyway).
- Paid internship opportunity: Check the Twitter thread posted by the Forward‘s new opinion editor, Laura E. Adkins, for details (including an indication that this is a remote position).
- It hasn’t been an easy week to be a Jewish writer who’s also a Zionist (and I’m too drained as I draft this to get into more detailed definitions of those terms). There’s been this. And this. But there’s also been Nina Lichtenstein’s open letter to The Rumpus. And for that, I am more grateful than I can say (to the writer and to Merion West for publishing the piece). Please read this brave and brilliant piece.