The guidelines and submission form for the 2014 National Jewish Book Awards are now available. The deadline for submission is October 8, 2014.
A list of wonderful reads for you to enjoy this summer!
Roberta Rich, the author The Harem Midwife, blogs for The Postscript on the the amazing (true!) stories that one can find in history...and her inspiration for her latest book.
Pick of the Week Barbie and Ruth
Robin Gerberread more
The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe
by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
Three recent books attempt to demythologize the nostalgia associated with the shtetl. read more
by Arthur Allen
It was a freezing afternoon outside Warsaw in March 2012, and I was sitting in a cramped hut listening to the tinny sounds of an interview, conducted in Polish 33 years earlier and replayed on an ancient reel-to-reel recorder.
by Stephanie Feldman
On the first day of "The History of the Jews in Eastern Europe," my college professor explained the tension between our family stories—our oral history—and the recorded facts.