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.
- Did you know that September is World KidLit Month? It’s a perfect time for those of us in the Diaspora to amplify Israel-infused kidlit, and that’s what I’ve begun trying to do in this Twitter thread. Please join me!
- From JewishFiction.net: “Welcome to our Rosh Hashana issue! Here you’ll find 18 (chai!) splendid stories, as delightful as apples and honey, that were originally written in four languages: Czech, Yiddish, Hebrew, and English. And in honour of the upcoming holidays, our new issue features no less than 5 stories translated from Hebrew.”
- This online panel on the “Current State of Jewish Journalism” may be of interest to many of My Machberet’s readers. It’s happening next Wednesday, September 21.
- “You Should Know…Isaac Blum,” says the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent‘s Sasha Rogelberg, profiling the author of the just-released The Life and Times of Hoodie Rosen, which is “inspired by the increase of violent antisemitism from 2016 to 2019, which culminated in the deadly shooting at a Jersey City, New Jersey, kosher grocery store.” I’m hoping to read this YA novel soon! (P.S. Just yesterday, it was announced that The Life and Times of Hoodie Rosen has been longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.
- And there’s a very thoughtful discussion unfolding over on my “other” blog (Practicing Writing), prompted by a non-Jewish correspondent’s query about publishing a Holocaust-related short story. Please join in.h