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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.

Jewish Literary Map of NYC

Inspired by some of the wonderful literary maps we've seen around the web, Jewish Book Council decided to design one with a Jewish literary angle.

New Children's and Young Adult Reviews

Keep up-to-date on the Jewish Book Council's latest Children's and YA book reviews! Browse titles featured in the current issue of Jewish Book World.

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JBC Book Clubs

Turbulent Souls

Pick of the Week Turbulent Souls

Stephen J. Dubner

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The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods

The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods

by Erin Gleeson

A gorgeous hard-cover spread containing colorful, earthy, and—as promised—simple dishes. read more

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From the JBC Blog

Interview with Joel M. Hoffman

by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
"If these passages from the Bible's cutting room floor had become the canon instead of what we have, would Western civilization be differ­ent?"

Why I Can't Help Being a Jewish Writer

by Stuart Rojstaczer
"In America, Yiddish has been distorted into some cutesy thing that’s all about jokes, colorful curses, and sentiment. But in my childhood home, it wasn’t a cute language. It was the language of commerce, heated arguments, and sophisticated thought."