Jewish Literary Links

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"
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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.

  • Hosted for January by Deborah Kalb, the latest Jewish Book Carnival went live this week.
  • As the Forward reports, Talia Carner’s newest novel, grounded in some lesser-known aspects of Jewish/Israeli history, is being “review-bombed” on Goodreads.
  • The window for “in-person program, in-community program, online workshop, Whole Novel Workshop, or personal retreat scholarship” applications has opened at the Highlights Foundation. Several scholarships are earmarked for Jewish creators. Deadline: January 31.
  • Over on The Atlantic: “Two Jewish Writers, a Bottle of Whiskey, and a Post–October 7 Reality.” (Gift link should work for about another 10 days.)
  • And in case you missed it: Do check out this guest post—from a Jewish MFA student—about things going right on campus.

Reminder: If you haven’t checked it lately, you may want to peruse the “After October 7: Readings, Recordings, and More” document-in-progress.

And one more note: This will be the final My Machberet post for a little while. Brief blogging hiatus coming up. Catch you back here the week of January 28.

Shabbat shalom and besorot tovot.

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"

6 thoughts on “Jewish Literary Links

  1. I have ordered Talia Carner’s book and I’m going to alert everyone I know to purchase it. I’ve never heard of “review-bombing” before and it gives me the creeps. Gee…

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      And I’ve also reported some of the most viciously hostile one-star “reviews” that seem, to me, to fall within the guidelines for reporting.

  2. Thank you for sharing the Atlantic interview. Such an insightful discussion. Gave me lots to think about.

    1. Carol Skolnick says:

      Indeed, I have shared it!

  3. Thanks for sharing the Atlantic piece, Erika, and for all the rest of these stories. VCFA is my alma mater — glad to read this– and I, too, am going to get a copy of Carner’s novel.

  4. Laurie Rosen says:

    Thank you so much for the Atlantic article. It was so well done and provided me with much needed language and insight. I’ve shared it twice so far and imagine I’ll be sharing it more.
    Kudos to VCFA!

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