Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
The Jewish Book Council blog just received a Beautiful Blogger Award from our friends over at the Jewish Publication Society (thanks, guys!).
To claim our reward, we have to share 7 little known facts about the JBC and pass the award on to 7 other blogs.
Here are some facts you may not know about the Jewish Book Council:
1. The Council’s origins date back to 1925, when Fanny Goldstein, a librarian at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, set up an exhibit of Judaic books as a focus of what she called Jewish Book Week. That means that we are celebrating our 85th anniversary this year!
2. Over the past seven years, over 1,200 authors have done their two minutes in front of the Jewish Book NETWORK.
3. Over the past 59 years, we have had 539 National Jewish Book Award winners.
4. When the Jewish Book Annual first came out in 1941 it was published in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
5. The three authors who have toured to the most places for the Jewish Book NETWORK are Samuel G. Freedman, Ari L. Goldman, and Martin Fletcher.
6. When Jewish Book World first began it was a twelve-page pamphlet. Jewish Book World is now a 85-100 page quarterly magazine filled with over 100 reviews per issue.
7. There have only been two artists who have been featured on a Jewish Book Month poster twice: Tobi Kahn and Paul Kolker.
And here are our choices for blogs to receive the beautiful blogger award:
1. MyJewishLearning: A transdenominational blog with great weekly columns, including Best of the Week and Wise Fridays, as well updates on Jewish literature, art, music, food. MyJewishLearning is also JBC’s partner in theAuthor Blog series featured on both blogs.
2. Jewish Literary Review: A blog that covers Jewish writing, philosophy, history and law.
3. AJL Blog: People of the Books: The blog of The Association of Jewish Libraries, an international organization of people who are interested in, and work with, Judaic resources.
4. My Machberet: A blog with write-ups on Jewish news (especially of the literary sort) and commentary.
5. Moment Magazine Blog: A blog that covers wordly topics through a journalistic, independent Jewish lens.
6. Jewcy: An online media outlet/blog, social network, and brand devoted to helping Jews and their peers expand the meaning of community by presenting a spectrum of voices, content, and discussion.
7. Lilith Blog: An independent, Jewish, and frankly feminist blog.
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