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.
- Ahead of the upcoming holiday, peruse “The Festival of Lights: 21 Mighty Girl Hanukkah Books.”
- New York City-based Congregation Ramath Orah “is seeking a part-time Newsletter Editor/Communications Associate to support our shul for about 3-4 hours/week. Duties may be completed 100% remotely.” Compensation: “$60/week ($20/hr).”
- With kibbutzim in the news, there’s a timely, education-oriented Goodreads giveaway going on right now for Jessamyn Hope’s 2015 novel Safekeeping.
- Timed to coincide with Jewish Book Month, this recent panel discussion featured Allegra Goodman, Dani Shapiro and Ruth Knafo Setton with Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein on the topic of what makes a book Jewish. (I’m hoping to watch the recording asap myself.)
- And a reminder that I continue to update the document-in-progress titled “After October 7: Readings, Recordings, and More.” Among this week’s additions: “Reflections on October 7,” a collection of pieces by Israeli writers published over on Tablet magazine. (Hoping for the recording of an event featuring these writers to be made available soon—the event was excellent.)
Wishing everyone a Shabbat shalom.