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Mid-Week Field Notes

Three quick things this week: I’ve been listening to records my uncle and my aunt (his sister) made circa 1943-1944. What a hoot! The records were to be played at “victory speed” and were sent in lieu of letters. My … Continue reading

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Jewish Book Council Announces 2020 National Jewish Book Awards

2020 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award Winners JBC Staff January 27, 2021 2020 NATION­AL JEW­ISH BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCED Book of the Year Award­ed to Rab­bi Jonathan Sacks for Moral­i­ty Lau­ra Arnold Leib­man Wins Three Awards with The Art of the Jew­ish Family Colum McCann Wins Fic­tion Award with Apeirogon New York, Jan­u­ary 27, 2021—Jew­ish … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes

Four quick things this week: I will now be a featured speaker about my middle-grade novel in verse, 37 Days at Sea: Aboard the MS St. Louis, 1939, at a Yom Hashoah event at the Mercer County Holocaust, Genocide & … Continue reading

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Thursday Links

Here are this week’s links: From Tablet: “A Holocaust Fairy Tale from France“ Looking for something to do on Christmas Eve? Join the Jewish Review of Books Dec. 24 interview with historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein, author of Suitcases Full of … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: The Jewish Book Council has just announced its 2019 winners. I agree with some choices, like Michael Dobbs’s Unwanted and, of course, Lesléa Newman’s Gittel’s Journey. But another book that won I thought lacked any authenticity. Sigh. … Continue reading

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Read and Post a Review for 2016’s Readukkah

From Heidi Rabinowitz: The Association of Jewish Libraries and the Jewish Book Council present the second annual reading challenge for Jewish readers of all ages, #Readukkah! To participate, all you have to do is read one #JewLit book and post your review to the event discussion board on … Continue reading

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June 2016 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: From Shiloh Musings, Batya Medad reviews Witness to History by Sybil Kaplan. Medad calls it an amazing book of modern Israeli history … Continue reading

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January 2015 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah is pleased to once again host the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: The Fig Tree Books blog reflects on diversity within American Jewish literature. On My Machberet, Erika Dreifus looks back on her year in Jewish books. … Continue reading

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April 2014 Jewish Book Carnival

The Whole Megillah once again hosts the monthly Jewish Book Carnival! Here are this month’s links: On My Machberet, Erika Dreifus hosts Molly Antopol, author of the story collection The UnAmericans, for a Q&A. On the Jewish Book Council’s “The Prosen People,” … Continue reading

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Fourteenth Annual Jewish Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Conference

Registration is now open for the Fourteenth Annual Jewish Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Conference! Where: Jewish Book Council, 520 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor, NYC When: Sunday, November 18 This conference is a staple for Jewish children’s writers. For more … Continue reading

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