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.
First, I want to spotlight this:
And a few more:
- From the Book of Life podcast: “This conversation with Yael Levy, Chava Pinchuck, and Marjorie Gann is about the need for children’s literature related to Israel and the challenges that make it hard to get that literature published.” As always, a transcript is available, as are copious show notes.
- This week brought the publication of Am Yisrael Chai: Essays, Prayers, and Poems, featuring, in the words of editor Rabbi Menachem Creditor, “94 Authors, One Heart – United in Solidarity with Israel.” [NB: I am one of those authors.] Artwork by Joanne Fink. All proceeds from this book project will support UJA-Federation of NY’s Emergency Israel Campaign. You can preview both the table of contents and the book’s introduction.
- From Bayit: “Our Collective Heartbreak,” a digital collaboration featuring text and visual art from Trisha Arlin, Mike Cockrill, Sherrill Cropper, R. Rachel Barenblat, Joanne Fink, R. Allie Fischman, R. Bracha Jaffe, R. Dara Lithwick, R. David Evan Markus, R. Sonja Keren Pilz, and R. David Zaslow.
- And over on Scoundrel Time: “I’m Looking for Humans,” an exquisite essay by poet and children’s-book author Sarah Sassoon.