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.
- This week brought news of a new blog (which I’ve already added to the sidebar here): Bookishly Jewish, which features “Jewish authors reviewing Jewish books.”
- I would have loved Karen E.H. Skinazi’s new article on “Twenty-First Century Jewish Literature by Women in the U.S.” (part of the Jewish Women’s Archive newly unveiled Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women) even if I weren’t “name-checked” within.
- In which Tabby Refael thanks PJ Library for its efforts to broaden its “Jewish canvas.”
- “The Holy Messiah,” a fabulous short story by Jennifer Anne Moses (which sourced one of my #SundaySentence selections some months ago) is now available on the Forward‘s website.
- And the New Zionist Congress is holding an essay contest (no fees to enter; cash prizes to be awarded in two age-group categories, one for those of high-school age and younger; the other for those of us who are “college-aged and older”; if you’re looking for additional writing competitions and calls for submissions beyond the Jewish sphere, be sure to check out the new [July] issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0).