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.

  • In geveb, the online journal of Yiddish Studies, seeks a part-time (8-10 hours per week) Translations Editor to coordinate the Texts and Translation section for the 2021-2022 academic year, with the possibility to renew the contract in subsequent years.” Compensation: “$5,700 to $7,200 stipend, to be determined by the successful applicant’s time commitment and final responsibilities.” Apply by August 20.
  • J. The Jewish News of Northern California is hiring a part-time staff writer. “The position is 2-3 days per week, and you must live in the Bay Area.” Compensation: “$20,000 to $25,000.”
  • The New Zionist Congress Essay Contest has extended its deadline to July 16 (tomorrow).
  • Remember some of the less-than-pleasant news I shared last week from the world of Jewish kidlit? You may be interested in another take on that, from Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod.
  • Speaking of kidlit, here’s an event that PJ Library will offer next week: “Reading Between the Lines: Midrash as Inspiration for Children’s Books.” The (free!) session “will explore successful examples of midrash being integrated into Jewish children’s books. Participants will learn what midrash is and how and where to access it, understand how midrash can be effectively integrated into children’s picture books and middle-grade books, and meet authors who have successfully integrated ancient Jewish texts into their stories. Participants will leave with a resource list, including relevant children’s books and sources of midrash.”

Shabbat shalom.

Jewish Literary Links

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"
Image by Yedidia Klein from Pixabay

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.

  • I had to miss the recent Zoom session titled “Behind the Scenes with the PJ Library Book Selection Committee,” so, as an aspiring writer of Jewish kidlit, I’m grateful that a recording is now available.
  • The theme of the next issue of arc, “the magazine of the Israel Association of Writers in English,” is community in complexity. “Submissions from residents of Israel and from Israeli citizens everywhere are especially welcome” until July 31. There is no fee to submit; there is also no payment for published work.
  • Over on Tablet, Claire Leibowicz chronicles her pandemic reading in an essay titled “My Year of Reading Old Jewish Men” (some of them don’t seem that old, but the writer is in her twenties, and authors don’t necessarily choose their headlines, anyway).
  • Paid internship opportunity: Check the Twitter thread posted by the Forward‘s new opinion editor, Laura E. Adkins, for details (including an indication that this is a remote position).
  • It hasn’t been an easy week to be a Jewish writer who’s also a Zionist (and I’m too drained as I draft this to get into more detailed definitions of those terms). There’s been this. And this. But there’s also been Nina Lichtenstein’s open letter to The Rumpus. And for that, I am more grateful than I can say (to the writer and to Merion West for publishing the piece). Please read this brave and brilliant piece.

Shabbat shalom.