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2014 National Jewish Book Awards

The guidelines and submission form for the 2014 National Jewish Book Awards are now available. The deadline for submission is October 8, 2014.

Interview: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

A Conversation with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin about his newest book, Rebbe, focused on the life and teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Jewish Literary Map of NYC

The Jewish Book Council’s literary map of New York City marks the landmarks, descriptions, and allusions found in the works of some of our heritage’s greatest writers.

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The Midwife of Venice

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All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments.

All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments.

by Alex Witchel

Stories of nostalgia, love, and loss mixed with American Ashkenazi recipes to celebrate Alex Witchel’s mother’s life and family. read more

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From the JBC Blog

On Writing World War II Fiction

by Pam Jenoff
"There is, of course, the larger issue of whether we should be writing stories set during the Holocaust at all. I’m often asked at talks whether by fictionalizing the Holocaust, we are feeding into the Holocaust deniers."

The Jews of Poland Today

by Pam Jenoff
"When I left Poland in 1998 there were a few thousand Jews. The first rabbi had just been brought back to Krakow. Every milestone was big – the return of a Torah, a single Jewish baby being born. Every death was a major tear in what was left of the community."