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.

  • Reminder! Happening April 2 (that’s next Tuesday): “Do Jewish writers across the globe speak the same language of war? Join Ambassador Michael Oren as he probes the experience of authors Elisa Albert, Iddo Gefen, and Aviya Kushner, and unpacks how their work is impacted by the current climate, what they see as their obligation to their readers, and how Jewish literature can be a point of connection in times of crisis.” Free virtual event presented by the National Library of Israel and the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.
  • A Q&A with Joanna Chen about her ‘Guernica’ essay on Israel and Palestine, its baffling retraction, and her plans to write a new essay about the experience.” From Michael Tomasky/The New Republic.
  • ICYMI: super-solid (albeit upsetting) reporting from Stanford undergraduate Theo Baker on “The War at Stanford” for The Atlantic. (Gift link is temporary!)
  • New Passover children’s books: an overview by Penny Schwartz for JTA.
  • Two quick job alerts: Jewish Insider is hiring a U.S. Editor (remote), who “should be knowledgeable of institutional dynamics across the United States, particularly at leading cultural institutions and universities.” And Publishers Weekly is advertising for a Religion Correspondent (also remote).
  • And a little bit of self-referential news: I’m quoted on the subject of “3G literature” in a new Moment magazine article titled “How to Remember: Holocaust Literature From Survivors’ Accounts to 3G.” Another article for the same magazine referenced my own literary work alongside that of Molly Antopol, Julie Orringer, and Daniel Mendelsohn (which is, as you may guess, a massive compliment!).

Reminder: If you haven’t checked it lately, you may want to peruse the “After October 7: Readings, Recordings, and More” document-in-progress. (Updates are frequent!) Check also cautionary information (also in-progress), compiled under the title “Writers, Beware.”

Shabbat shalom.

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

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