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.
- From Hilary Danailova: an introduction to some of “America’s Distinctive Jewish-Owned Bookstores” (for Hadassah magazine).
- Although I haven’t yet had the chance to read it, I’ve bookmarked this “roundtable” on Canadian Jewish Poetry in Canadian Jewish Studies.
- I have, however, recently read Adam Kirsch’s latest poetry book—and I want you to consider reading it, too!
- Yes, it’s still only January, but the Association of Jewish Libraries has announced its Spring Holiday Highlights, “picks for the best Jewish holiday children’s books of Spring 2023.”
- Finally: Tomorrow (January 13) marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of Émile Zola’s historic “J’accuse,” a milestone development in the episode known as the Dreyfus Affair. So, from my archive, I present “Books About the Dreyfus Affair.” (You may also want to check out Michael Rosen’s review of The Prisoner and The Writer, a new book for older children by Heather Camlot with illustrations by Sophie Casson—which I’m sorry I haven’t managed to write about yet, myself.