Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›
Shabbat shalom, everyone. And chag sameach.
Last evening I had the great pleasure of attending a beautiful event that was held at the Jewish Museum in New York. In the final installment of its “Unpacking the Book” series for this season, the Jewish Book Council presented the five finalists for the 2017 Sami Rohr Prize in conversation with Rabbi David Wolpe. The program, which was free and open to the public, was followed by the announcement of who among the finalists had received a fellowship (accompanied by a $5,000 award), a Choice Award (including an $18,000 prize), and the main prize itself: $100,000. (It was also followed by refreshments.)
One of the wonders of our modern world: recordings of literary events that make it possible for us to “attend” readings, conversations, and seminars—no matter where we live or what time of day we might be able to watch them.
Here are just three events from the past week or so that I have viewed and recommend highly:
CONFESSIONS OF A HASIDIC POET
Yehoshua November interviewed by journalist Danielle Ziri of the Jerusalem Post (Manhattan Jewish Experience).