Jewish Literary Links

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"
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  • “As part of a new series exploring new and upcoming books, the team at Jewish Insider is previewing upcoming books we look forward to reading. These are some of the top titles coming out in September.”
  • Among this past week’s highlights: Israeli author David Grossman’s webinar, in conversation with Sandee Brawarsky, which prompted these tweets from yours truly (the thread ends with a link to the event video).
  • The clock is ticking for this one: September 6 is the application deadline for the National Library of Israel’s SADEH 2021 Comic Book Artists-in-Residence Programme, which will invite “four Israeli and two European comic artists to create a series of comic books, which will be based on the vast collection of the National Library of Israel. The artistic director of the series is the illustrator and comic book artist Rutu Modan. Participants will receive a one-time scholarship of 25,000 NIS for the whole programme period.” Note: “The international participants of Sadeh will be supported by the National Library’s Gesher L’Europa (Bridge to Europe) programme, which aims to promote engagement between the Library’s collections and Jewish heritage, culture, and education in Europe.”
  • From the Los Angeles Press Club: “‘The Daniel Pearl Foundation is thrilled to have Bari Weiss as recipient of the 2021 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. Bari has earned this award for her persistent willingness to resist groupthink, her commitment to telling the truth, even when it’s politically inconvenient, and her courage in standing up for her people against the rising tide of antisemitism and Zionophobia,’ said Judea Pearl in the name of the Daniel Pearl Foundation.”
  • Just in time: Penny Schwartz presents new children’s books for the Jewish New Year (on the JTA site).

Shabbat shalom. And since I’m unlikely to post on My Machberet again in 5781: Shanah tovah!

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