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Jewish Book Council Staff Picks

It's been a busy month, but that hasn't stopped us from burying our noses in books! Find out what the Jewish Book Council staff has been reading this month.

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Killing a King

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Nava Semel's alternative history offers as haunting and thoroughly entertaining a story about the ancient and modern quest for home and belonging as one could hope for. read more

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From the JBC Blog

12 Historic Forverts Front Pages

by Ezra Glinter
Ezra Glinter delves into the archives to select a dozen of the Forverts's momentous Yiddish headlines and front pages.

Brontë, Beyoncé, and the Case for Mediocre Adaptations of Great Literature

by Nat Bernstein
"Books are meant to shape how we perceive and inhabit the world around us, and encountering interpretations of great works—even the ones that disappoint—present a crucial access point for self-expression and discovery."