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.
- New Jersey-based Behrman House, which publishes “Jewish-interest children’s and educational Judaica books,” is hiring a Publishing Assistant.
- Speaking of kidlit: “Jewish Symposium 2022: An In-Community Experience for Jewish Creatives” will take place at the Highlights Foundation in October. Intended for “Jewish storytellers and professionals in the children’s book industry,” this is a four-day event for which some scholarships are available (August 21 deadline for those).
- “Looking back at a distance of decades, it seems perverse—even lunatic—that a young Jewish woman in New York was corresponding, in a friendly way, with a soldier loyal to his national duty, a German who had only a short time before served at the Eastern Front, who belonged to the nation that had conceived and carried out the Decree Against Folk Pests. Of which I was one.” From Cynthia Ozick’s new essay for The Atlantic, parts of which, I confess, evoked for me connections with my short stories “Lebensraum“ and “The Quiet American, Or How to Be a Good Guest” (both included in Quiet Americans).
- For your weekend/Shabbat reading: Ukraine-born Sana Krasikov has a new short story in The New Yorker, which she discusses in some detail here.
- And from The New Quarterly: Kitty Hoffman’s exquisite “The Chamber of Yearning,” which opens with an epigraph from the Zohar.