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2018 Natan Book Award

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Petty Business

Petty Business

by Yirmi Pinkus

A dazzling mosaic of hilarity and heartbreak that boldly goes against the grain of the usual subjects of much of Israeli fictionread more

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From the JBC Blog

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Holy Temple

by Ruby Namdar
It was the Temple's legendary beauty that captivated my imagination and allowed me to stop being afraid to touch this potent cultural symbol, and to embrace the Holy Temple as a vibrant source of artistic inspiration.

Jewish Comedy as a Means of Survival

by Jeremy Dauber
The author of a new history of Jewish comedy tells a joke about a rabbi, a talking monkey, and an anti-Semitic king.