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2016-2017 JBC Network Author Tours

Enroll by April 1 to connect with Jewish book program venues and authors across North America for the coming year.

Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation

Join JBC for a new literary series in NYC. Find out about all 3 events here! (Please note that while registration is required, it does not guarantee entry.)

2016 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature Winner Announced

Jewish Book Council is pleased to announce the winner and choice award for the 2016 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.

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The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

Pick of the Week The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

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Torah and Western Thought

Torah and Western Thought

by Meir Y. Soloveichik, Stuart W. Halpern, and Shlomo Zuckier

A collection of essays on twentieth-century Modern Orthodox leaders who bridged the worlds of Torah and the West. read more

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From the JBC Blog

Beautiful Because It Simply Is

by Barbara Kreiger
"To be a Jew is to value our particular way of living because we love it, not because we have to. We love it because it’s beautiful, and it holds certain truths for us. In my family we spoke always about fair play, rooting for the underdog, loyalty, responsibility to those who have less than we did."

Mort, May 1947

by Lynda Cohen Loigman
Read the first chapter from Lynda Cohen Loigman's novel The Two-Family House.