Jewish Literary Links: Upcoming Opportunities Edition

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I hit “send” for the December 2023 issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0 earlier this morning. Among the dozens of fee-free (and paying) opportunities listed there are several that focus on developing and/or recognizing Jewish work.

Reminder: As I’ve said before, Jewish work can (and does!) find homes in “secular” or other not-necessarily-“Jewish” publications, presses, and programs. So be sure to check out all of the other opportunities listed in this newsletter issue, too.

Shabbat shalom.

Jewish Literary Links: Special Solidarity Edition

Friends outside of Israel, when people ask you if you have family in Israel, your answer is simple. Yes. 7 million brothers and sisters.
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Regular followers of the My Machberet blog know that I routinely share collections of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing. And as a Jewish writer in the Diaspora who is deeply bonded to Israel, I frequently feature items from or pertaining to Israel and its literature.

But there is nothing routine about what began in southern Israel last Shabbat morning, or any of the days since then.

Here, then, is a “solidarity edition.” And as I said on a related post on the Practicing Writing blog yesterday, may the memories of the slaughtered be a blessing; may the wounded heal; may the captives be rescued soon and swiftly. May there soon be peace, for everyone.