Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
I don’t begrudge Walker her politics. But I would take her seriously only if she demonstrated that she understood the history of the conflict, the legitimate security fears that have undermined Israeli peace efforts, the political pressures that have stymied Israeli peacemakers, the vicious terrorism and hateful rhetoric that has characterized the Palestinian “resistance” for decades and repelled even Israeli moderates; the seemingly unbridgeable divisions within the Palestinian movement itself; and the cruelties on both sides that must be confronted, acknowledged, and repented for before you can even start talking about a solution.
–Andrew Silow-Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, New Jersey Jewish News.
Read the full post here. Please.
You know, like a lot of readers and writers, I used to admire Alice Walker, the author. But Alice Walker, the activist, appalls me. Thank you, Andrew Silow-Carroll, for articulating my own frustrations so eloquently.
I subscribe to plenty of e-newsletters for writers. Here’s an item I found in one that I received yesterday from the Kentucky Foundation for Women:
NON-PROFIT SEEKS FREELANCE WRITERS
Freelance writers needed for the Jewish Community of Louisville Inc’s Community newspaper. Published monthly, Community includes a wide range of local, national and international news articles, features, stories, editorials and reviews. Assignments are on an as-needed basis and payment is negotiable, but will vary based on the amount of work involved. Ability to take photos is a plus. The newspaper is committed to providing coverage of major local events, and includes reviews of books, plays, films and artistic exhibitions of Jewish interest. If interested, please email your resumé and a writing sample to swallace[at]jewishlouisville[dot]org.