Announcements

2013 National Jewish Book Award Winners

Click here for the full list of 2013 National Jewish Book Award winners and finalists.

2014 Sami Rohr Prize Winners

The Jewish Book Council is pleased to announce that Matti Friedman, author of The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible (Algonquin Books), is the winner of the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Literature.

See Who's on Tour with the JBC Network

Over 200 authors are criss-crossing North America this year to attend Jewish book festivals and programs. Find out which authors (and find yourself a new book to read).

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JBC Book Clubs

The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit

Pick of the Week The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit

Lucette Lagnado

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Current Review

The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police

The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police

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The book under review was composed by members of the Jewish police force who served in the Kovno Ghetto from '41-'44.read more

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From the JBC Blog

A Glimpse into the English Charedi School System

by Eve Harris
The school was on a residential street in North West London. From the outside it was unremarkable, but the atmosphere as I crossed the threshold for the first time for an interview to become an English teacher, was astonishing.

Finding a Story to Tell

by Liana Finck
I did not mean to fall in love with the Bintel Brief letters. I grew up Jewish in the New York suburbs and defined myself by what the Jewish suburbs were not...