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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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The Fame Lunches

The Fame Lunches

by Daphne Merkin

With her keen eye and razor-sharp pen, Daphne Merkin is a superb crafter of language and observer of human failings, hopes, and pain. read more

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From the JBC Blog

The Absence of the “Jewish Question” in Irene Nemirovsky’s Suite Francaise

by Alexis Landau
"In Nemirovsky’s case, a writer highly conscious of her endangered position as a Russian Jewish emigrant living in France during the German occupation, it seems odd that in this last novel any mention of Jews and their trials and tribulations of assimilation and acceptance into French society is strikingly absent."

The Borrowed Backstories Behind The Empire of the Senses

by Alexis Landau
"It seemed crucial to understand what it meant to be Jewish before the Holocaust."