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 Winter 2022 issue of Jewish Review of Books is now online (limited free access for non-subscribers). I’m especially happy to find within this issue a review written by my friend Rebecca Klempner of From Sarah to Sydney: The Woman Behind All-of-a-Kind Family.
- Like many others, I opted not to attend this year’s in-person conference of the Association for Jewish Studies. But Karen E.H. Skinazi was there, and she’s written up this lovely dispatch for The Jewish Chronicle.
- Slightly late on my part, from the Forward: “Cristián Opazo teaches literature and drama at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. In ‘Jewish Voices, Chilean Literature,’ co-written with the Chilean Jewish author Marjorie Agosín, Opazo investigates how Jewish refugees in Latin America became literary heroes against all odds. Benjamin Ivry spoke to Professor Opazo about how these writers managed to achieve their lasting artistic results.”
- A treat for Fauda fans: teaser/”first look trailer” for Season 4, coming in 2022!
- And kol hakavod to Daniel Koren for taking action when he and his family noticed a big problem with a “staff pick” in his local bookstore. Listen to him talk about this children’s book and his response to it on a recent episode of a Canadian Jewish News podcast and find out more through The Jewish Chronicle‘s reporting on the book from the UK. UPDATE: latest UK developments reported by The Jewish Chronicle, as of 12:45pm on Thursday, December 30, New York time.
Shabbat shalom, everyone, and Happy (Secular) New Year!