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.
- “With 40 short essays on antisemitism on topics ranging from Argentina to anti-Zionism to art,” a new volume “attempts to offer the final, irrefutable word on a problem that has become deeply segmented and politicized.” Gabby Deutch covers the publication of The Routledge History of Antisemitism for Jewish Insider.
- “In her new book, Rabbi Julia Watts Belser, a disability activist and scholar, takes a ‘revelatory and revolutionary’ look at everything from the story of Moses to the value of Shabbat.” Judy Bolton-Fasman reports for Tablet.
- I spent some quality time this past week paging through the latest issue of the Jewish Review of Books (limited free access available to non-subscribers online).
- And over the upcoming week, I’m hoping to catch up on some of the newest offerings from The Tel Aviv Review of Books.
- Call for pitches! Per this thread (yes, on Twitter), Hey Alma‘s Deputy Managing Editor Vanessa Friedman is “looking for halloween content…think spooky season & judaism.” (Examples provided in the thread.) Pays $100. Pitch deadline: EOD 10/13, to vanessa [at] heyalma [dot] com. (Hat tip: The Writer’s Job newsletter.)
And one more thing: The October 2023 Jewish Book Carnival will be hosted by me, right here on My Machberet. This is a monthly online event, administered through the Association of Jewish Libraries, “where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read and comment on each others’ posts.” Although the definition of “bloggers” may have expanded over time to encompass podcasters, Substackers, and (imo) really any creator/curator who regularly features Jewish-book-related content online, this is not (I emphasize, NOT) a space for authors to self-promote. Submissions for the next Carnival are due no later than October 12. Find out more—including how to be added to the monthly call-for-submissions list, and how to submit a link—at the Carnival HQ.
Once again, Shabbat shalom and chag sameach!