Author Archives: jewishbooks

New Blog: The ProsenPeople

The Jewish Book Council blog, The ProsenPeople, is now a part of

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New Website!

Our new website is officially live!

We’re very excited about all of the new resources available to readers, authors, and publishers and invite you to explore using our Resource section to find what you’re looking for.

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The Jewish Message

Earlier this week, Tom Fields-Meyer wrote about reading and thinking about books and took a look at autism and GodHe has been blogging here all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning.

Not long ago, I had the pleasure of speaking at an event to benefit my children’s summer camp. In the midst of a lovely discussion, the rabbi who runs the camp offered a question: “What’s your book’s Jewish message?”

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One Book, One Community in Chicago

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
Spertus College recently announced their One Book, One Community pick for Jewish Book Month: A Day of Small Beginnings (Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum)

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JLit Links

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

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Reading and Thinking about Books

On Monday, Tom Fields-Meyer took a look at autism and God. He will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning

Every Saturday morning, I ask my son Ezra the same question. As our family prepares to head out for the walk to synagogue, I stop Ezra with five words before he gets to the door:

“Do you have your books?”

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Autism and God

Tom Fields-Meyer is the author of Following Ezra, a memoir about learning from his autistic son. He will be blogging all week for Members of the Scribe and the Jewish Book Council.

I was a guest on a radio talk show last week when the interviewer offered a question that caught me off guard. In the midst of a discussion about raising my son Ezra, who has autism, she asked: “With a person who is so comfortable with things that are very concrete and predictable, how do you explain a concept like God?”

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