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.
- “The Association of Jewish Libraries is pleased to announce that seven titles have been selected for its seasonal AJL Holiday Highlights list. These titles are AJL’s picks for the best Jewish holiday children’s books of Fall 2021.”
- “10 New Books to Read in October,” courtesy of Melissa Weiss/Jewish Insider.
- “The Letters Project: Conversing Across Narratives is a letter-writing contest based on Yossi Klein Halevi’s book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: With an Extensive Epilogue of Palestinian Responses. Our Fall 2021 Contest will begin on September 1, 2021. The deadline for submitting a letter for this round is December 15, 2021.” Guidelines/eligibility/details on the website of the Jewish Community Relations Council, Minnesota and the Dakotas.
- “W.G. Sebald Ransacked Jewish Lives for His Fictions.” So reads the arresting title of Judith Shulevitz’s review of Speak, Silence: In Search of W.G. Sebald by Carole Angier (The Atlantic).
- Happening next week (Monday, October 11): Sandee Brawarsky will moderate “a virtual conversation with award-winning writer Dara Horn in conversation with Abraham Foxman, national director emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).” This free event is co-sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York and The Jewish Week.