Monthly Archives: February 2009

PW Interviews David Plotz

Posted by Naomi Firestone
Remember back in November when we told you about David Plotz’s Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible (
http://jewishbooks.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/32/
)? Continue reading here.


Roth & Heller in The New York Times

Posted by Naomi Firestone
Zoe Heller’s new book, The Believers, which tells the story of a liberal Jewish family living in Greenwich Village, will be published this week by HarperCollins. Continue reading here.

Tropical Jews

Posted by Naomi Firestone
Seven hundred and fifty Jewish refugees fled Nazi Germany and founded the agricultural settlement of Sosua in the Dominican Republic. Continue reading here.

Yiddish Lit ONLINE

Posted by Naomi Firestone


Your Yiddish online needs have been heard by the National Yiddish Book Center!
Continue reading here.

Meet Sami Rohr Prize Finalist…Dalia Sofer

Posted by Naomi Firestone

Our fifth, and final, installment of this year’s “Words from our Finalists”…Dalia Sofer

Continue reading here.

A Word from the Israeli Literary Front

Posted by Naomi Firestone
The Jewish Book Council has spent the past few days at Jerusalem International Book Fair and so, keeping with the Israel theme, we offer you two resources to further enhance your experience as a reader of Israeli literature both outside of, and within, Israel.  Continue reading here.

Have an Extra $40 Million on your Hands?

Posted by Naomi Firestone
Well, fear not! We found a way for you to spend it. Continue reading here.