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2015-2015 Author Tour Registration

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Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation

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2015 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature Winner & Finalists

Ayelet Tsabari (The Best Place on Earth: Stories) has won the $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature! Find out more about the winner, choice award winner, and finalists here.

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The Keeper of Secrets

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Prayers for the Living

Prayers for the Living

by Alan Cheuse

A family drama told by Yiddishe momme Minnie Bloch, whose family’s story is filled with tragedy and unfulfilled dreams. read more

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From the JBC Blog

The Anivut of a Devout Catholic Baseball Star

by Mort Zachter
"I’m often asked why I wrote a biography of Gil Hodges. Why not someone Jewish?"

What We Talk About When We Talk About Hasidim

by Shulem Deen
"I was raised within New York’s Hasidic community, where I spent the first 33 years of my life before rejecting the Hasidic worldview and leaving it for a mainstream secular life. Over recent years, however, I have been discovering that the world contains other types of Hasidim, completely different from the Hasid I had been."