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.
There are SO many Jewish literary events happening now that the chagim are behind us. Here are just some of those that I’m looking forward to over the next week. All of them are free, online, and open to the public.
- Happening Monday, October 4: AJL (Association of Jewish Libraries) Presents: “Combating Antisemitism Through Children’s Literature.”
- Also happening Monday, October 4: “From Isaiah to the Talmud: Jewish Text as Literary Inspiration,” featuring Adam Kirsch and Aviya Kushner in conversation. Free, and organized via the Brooklyn Book Festival and the Sami Rohr Jewish Literary Institute.
- Happening Tuesday, October 5: Moment editor-in-chief Nadine Epstein, author of RBG’s Brave & Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone, will be in conversation about the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her favorite female Jewish role models with Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, the Washington DC rabbi who was friends with Justice Ginsburg and officiated at her funeral.” Cosponsored by Moment magazine and The Association of Jewish Libraries.
- Another for Tuesday, October 5: a book talk with Mark Oppenheimer (Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood), hosted by American Jewish University.
- And one more for Tuesday, October 5: “Translating History Through Poetry: The Mexican Inquisition and Crypto-Jewish Memory,” featuring Rachel Kaufman, hosted by the American Jewish Historical Society.