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.
- From eJewish Philanthropy: coverage of PJ Library’s new Sephardic Stories Initiative.
- The Jewish Book Council’s Paper Brigade is now open for fiction and poetry submissions. (Submission fee applies.) Deadline: February 15.
- As Penny Schwartz has reported, author Norman H. Finkelstein, 82, died last Friday “from what his family said was an unexpected illness. Holiday House is publishing one of two books that Finkelstein was looking forward to seeing in print at the time of his death: Amazing Abe: How Abraham Cahan’s Newspaper Gave a Voice to Jewish Immigrants, a biography of the legendary Yiddish Forward editor illustrated by Vesper Stamper. The other is Saying No to Hate: Overcoming Antisemitism in America, which the Jewish Publication Society is publishing in May.”
- In the first of what I understand will be a series of posts about chapbooks, Aviya Kushner considers, among other things, the form’s Jewish connections.
- And I happen to be quoted in this new article by Talia Liben Yarmush about an anthology edited by Menachem Creditor—but that’s not why I hope you’ll read it.
And if you haven’t checked it lately, you may want to peruse the “After October 7: Readings, Recordings, and More” document-in-progress.