Resources – Vol 2, Issue 6

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Looking for more information about Jewish books? Below are some of our favorite HBI projects and others for book lovers.

From the HBI…

The theme of spring’s Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies & Gender Issues is “Women and Books.” Look for “Consuming Words: Memoirs by Iranian Jewish Women,” “Reading and Modernization: The experience of Jewish women in Berlin around 1800″ and other articles in this publication of The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, and The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.

The HBI Conversations is a reading-club style program that encourages the reading and discussion of Jewish women’s texts for which there is a set curriculum and supplementary readers guides. HBI Conversations is a program that sparks discussion and builds community by bringing authors and filmmakers whose work focuses on Judaism and gender to speak to Conversations groups. Intimate groups of twenty-five to thirty meet in private homes and split their time between author presentations and lively discussion. Books and films are drawn from all genres and span a wide range of themes, from relationships and families to the Holocaust and international Jewish experience.

The HBI Series on Jewish Women publishes a wide range of books about Jewish women and gender issues in diverse contexts. By offering fresh perspectives on Jewish women’s history, lives and experiences worldwide, the series aims to close a major gap in Jewish learning. Books include Expand the Palace of Torah: Orthodoxy and Feminism by Tamar Ross, Wedding Song: Memoirs of Iranian Jewish Women by Farideh Goldin and Songs of Love: Love Lyrics from the Bible by Marcia Falk.

Other links for Jewish book lovers:

JBooks.com: a web magazine for Jewish book reviews, news, excerpts, and more

The National Jewish Book Awards: the longest running North American awards program of its kind in the field of Jewish literature and is recognized as the most prestigious.

Jewish Book Festival: This year it will run from October 28, 2008—January 15, 2009.

Jewish Book Council is the sponsor of The National Jewish Book Awards.

National Yiddish Book Center: The National Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to rescue Yiddish and other modern Jewish books and celebrate the culture they contain.

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