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.
I hope everyone is enjoying a Happy Hanukkah!
- December’s Jewish Book Carnival has gone live, hosted for the month over on Life Is Like a Library.
- As popular as Hanukkah is, we need books—especially books for children—about all the Jewish holidays. This is a point made (often!) by librarian/author Susan Kusel, among others, and late last week, Kirkus‘s Mahnaz Dar took note.
- “We are more than the worst parts of our history.” In which Jaime Herndon argues, on Book Riot, for reading more books that feature Jewish joy.
- One of the goodies I picked up at the recent New York Jewish Book Festival is a print copy of the current (December 2022) issue of Proof, a magazine published by the PJ Library. (Reader, I loved it!) I’m pleased to tell you that the issue’s articles are now available online.
- On my agenda: listening to this year’s “Hanukkah Lights” broadcast from NPR. (And I’ll admit it: I’ll probably listen, again, to my own contribution to the 2011 edition.) Warning: no transcripts.
Chag sameach and Shabbat shalom.