Editor's Picks

Paper Brigade: A Jewish Literary Magazine

Subscribe now to receive the first-ever issue of Paper Brigade, Jewish Book Council's annual literary magazine.

Natan Book Award at the Jewish Book Council

In 2017, JBC is pleased to add to its roster of activities a new partnership with the Natan Fund to present the Natan Book Award.

Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation

Hosted at the Jewish Museum in NYC, Unpacking the Book brings together some of the finest writers of the day for conversations around contemporary Jewish life and identity.

The Holocaust Book Award in Memory of Ernest W. Michel Named for 2017

Jewish Book Council names the National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust Studies and Narratives to Honor Jewish philanthropist and Holocaust survivor Ernest W. Michel.

JBC Book Clubs

Nurture the Wow

Pick of the Week Nurture the Wow

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Current Review

Breaking Breads

Breaking Breads

by Uri Scheft

Opening Baking Breads to Con Poulos’s photographs of chocolate babka is a delectable declaration of what is to come in this cookbook by Breads Bakery’s Uri Scheft. read more

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From the JBC Blog

Could Zionist Be Our Jewish Jewish Practice in the Modern Age?

by George Prochnik
"The problem of how to live a resonant, secular Jewish life, we thought, might be solved just by creating the life of our choice in the place where Judaism began. In retrospect, I’m stunned by the political ignorance with which we embarked on our new life in Jerusalem."

Gershom Scholem and Judaism's Continuous Transformations

by George Prochnik
Almost as soon as Scholem arrived in Palestine in 1923, his initial, largely utopian vision of what Zionism might accomplish began to darken.