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.
- As I mentioned in my latest newsletter, May brings us both Jewish American Heritage Month (in Canada, Jewish Heritage Month) and Short Story Month. Over on Twitter, I’m developing a thread devoted to spotlighting notable Jewish-American short-story collections.
- Over on The Book of Life, you’ll find an amazing array of resources for Jewish American Heritage Month that focus specifically on children’s literature.
- “Iddo Gefen, author of Jerusalem Beach (Astra House), is the winner of the 2023 Sami Rohr Prize for fiction. Daniella Zamir is honored as the book’s translator and the first Translation Winner in the history of the Prize. The $100,000 purse will be split 75/25 between Gefen and Zamir.” Read the full press release.
- The Jerusalem Writers Festival begins May 8. Most (but not all) events seem to be in-person. Some (but not all) events are free. (Hat tip: Julie Zuckerman’s newsletter.)
- As Ezra Glinter notes on the website of the Yiddish Book Center, “When it comes to Yiddish and Israel, that history has been complicated.” In this time between Yom HaAtzmaut and the 75th secular anniversary of Israel’s independence (May 14), take a look at the sources Glinter has highlighted on this subject.