Jewish Literary Links
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.
- The April Jewish Book Carnival has gone live, hosted for the month by Deborah Kalb.
- As you’re likely aware, this past week brought the annual commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). Among the many worthy related pieces that crossed my screen: Sarah Einstein’s reflections on “Reading the Names.”
- Next up on our calendars: Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel’s Memorial Day and Independence Day, respectively; the first begins Monday evening, and when it closes the next evening the observance of the second begins). This year marks the 75th anniversary of the declaration of Israel’s independence (on the secular calendar: May 14, 1948). PJ Library’s Israel Hub offers a number of kid-friendly resources (though you don’t need to be a kid to appreciate and learn from them). You might also check out (or revisit) my 2021 spotlight on Israel-infused children’s picture books.
- A fascinating conversation between novelists Elizabeth Graver and Aaron Hamburger inspired by “the Cuban connection” that binds their latest fictions, which stem from the true stories of their grandmothers’ immigrations.
- Sapir “is seeking an Editorial Assistant (EA) to work an average of 8 hours a week through October 2023, to shepherd two issues of the journal through their creation and launch process.” Compensation: “hourly rate will range from $25 – $40, depending on experience.” (Thanks to Merri Ukraincik for letting me know about this.)