Jewish Literary Links

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"
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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.

  • Applications are open for the Great Jewish Books summer program (for rising high school juniors and seniors) at the Yiddish Book Center. “Every admitted participant receives a scholarship for the full cost of tuition, room, board, books, and special events.” Deadline: March 3.
  • Novel about Chinese rescuer of Jews raises questions about facts vs. fiction in Holocaust stories”—by Jordyn Haime for JTA.
  • “Israel at 75 offers a far richer culture than a visitor can grasp from just following its politics or visiting its tourist sites. One powerful way to plunge deeper is to read Israeli literature,” and a new virtual series presented by the The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Moment magazine will do just that. (By the way, if you know of similar literary events/series “pegged” to the “Israel at 75” moment, please let me know! I’m trying to keep track of them.)
  • The February Jewish Book Carnival went live this week.
  • And as I signaled on Twitter, one Carnival item that you should not miss is Heidi Rabinowitz’s report from a visit to the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (slides and handout included).

Shabbat shalom.

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"