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.
- Happening this evening (January 13), though I, for one, may need to rely on a recording: The Yiddish Book Center launches its “Decade of Discovery” focus on Yiddish women writers with a free webinar featuring Anita Norich.
- In which Andrew Silow-Carroll reflects on “What Jon Stewart Got Right About Those ‘Harry Potter’ Goblins.”
- Introducing Julia Knobloch’s new poetry chapbook. (Don Yorty Explorations.)
- And in which Daniel Gordis writes about “a recently published book” which “offers a new take on a pivotal battle and an intentional mistruth that changed the course of history forever.”
- “Israel’s national library says the number of visitors to its Arabic website more than doubled last year, driven by a growing collection of digitized materials and an aggressive outreach campaign to the Arab world.” (Ilan Ben Zion for AP.)