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.
- A new (to me) discovery: a terrific documentary, Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story. (Free via Tubi.)
- Canadian-born author Sarah Bernstein “has been longlisted for the 2023 Booker Prize for her second novel, Study for Obedience, which features a Jewish narrator.” (Have any of you read this book yet?) Read more about the novel, and the author, in Elisa Bray and Anne Joseph’s article for The Jewish Chronicle.
- The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Association of Jewish Libraries have received funding to support a Certificate program in Judaica and Hebraica Librarianship, and a position is now being advertised for a part-time Project Coordinator. “This is an opportunity to be involved in this exciting new venture to advance the professional standards of the field of Judaica and Hebraica librarianship. The work is virtual.” Compensation: “$25,000 per year, including health and other benefits.”
- “Do you know how many messages I get from all over the world, from people who love the show, who said it was amazing, and tell me that they did not know there were Jews living in Jerusalem before the Holocaust?”—Israeli actress Swell Ariel Or, regarding the Netflix adaptation of novelist Sarit Yishai Levy’s The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, quoted in a Jewish Insider profile by Ruth Marks Eglash.
- This week brought the announcement of Sapir‘s Summer 2023 issue. Its theme: antisemitism.