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.
What a busy month May is for us Jews. This week has already brought us the start of Jewish American Heritage Month here in the USA; the beginning of Canada’s National Jewish Heritage Month; the American Jewish Congress (AJC)’s #JewishAndProud Month campaign; and, yesterday and today, Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut, respectively. This week’s set of literary links reflects this confluence of events.
- From the Yiddish Book Center: “May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time ‘to help Americans of all backgrounds discover, explore, & celebrate the vibrant & varied American Jewish experience.’ Our Pakn Treger Translation Issue, Yiddish Comes To America, is one great place to start.”
- Over on the Moment magazine website, you’ll find my article, “New Children’s Books Chronicle the Lives of Prominent American Jews,” which went live earlier this week.
- The Weitzman National Museum for American Jewish History’s Jewish American Heritage Month website hub features several curated reading lists: a multi-genre list for readers of all ages from the Jewish Book Council; the “Love Your Neighbor” lists for all children/teens prepared by the Association of Jewish Libraries (including one list devoted to “The American Jewish Experience”); and PJ Library’s “Children’s and Middle Grade Books That Mirror the Diversity of Jewish Communities.”
- The fifth issue of Sapir: A Journal of Jewish Conversations, “Zionism,” launched yesterday. New content will be added over the next couple of weeks.
- And in case you missed it: In honor of Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut, this giveaway will award one randomly-selected winner a gift subscription to Daniel Gordis’s Israel from the Inside. Enter by May 18. (And tell your friends!)
Shabbat shalom and #AmYisraelChai.