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Ohio: A-G blocks college from selling rare Jewish books

Ohio court bars Hebrew Union College from selling rare books amid financial woes. 'Sale would not only betray donor trust but also may violate legal restrictions.'

Ohio: A-G blocks college from selling rare Jewish books

National Book Awards:

Jewish sponsor pulls support over plans for ceasefire statement

Jewish sponsor withdraws from National Book Awards after learning of authors’ plans for Israel ceasefire statement.

Jewish sponsor pulls support over plans for ceasefire statement

Book Review

"Can the Whole World Be Wrong?"

This book is a must-read for students, journalists, defenders of Israel in the realm of thought and ideas.

"Can the Whole World Be Wrong?"

The winners write the history books

New book answers: Why did the Jews revolt against Rome? Did they not understand that they had no chance against the all-powerful empire?

The winners write the history books

Salman Rushdie:

'I have started writing again'

Novelist who was stabbed last August appears at Windsor Castle, says he is working on his next book.

'I have started writing again'

The auction house driving the Orthodox world's rare-book craze

“He just pressed the button and kept on bidding until the bidding was over. There was no convincing him out of it."

The auction house driving the Orthodox world's rare-book craze

NYT bestselling author launches ‘Jewish Leaders Books’ imprint

Michael Levin launches the 1st imprint designed to share the important stories and messages of Jewish nonprofit and communal leaders.

NYT bestselling author launches ‘Jewish Leaders Books’ imprint

Op-ed:

An American college student: Problems, real and Imagined

An American college classroom opens a window through which we can see what is happening to American youth. Op-ed.

An American college student: Problems, real and Imagined

University of Bremen library returns rare books looted by Nazis

Four antique books were sold under duress by Jewish judge before he was deported to Theresienstadt ghetto.

University of Bremen library returns rare books looted by Nazis

Florida School District

Children’s book about Shabbat returned after year-plus ‘review’

Why did Jacksonville, Florida school district remove Jewish-themed books from its shelves for 15-month 'review'?

Children’s book about Shabbat returned after year-plus ‘review’

Netanyahu launches his book:

'Not every person gets to be eulogized three times'

Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu participates in event to launch his book, "Bibi: My Story".

'Not every person gets to be eulogized three times'

Entertainment leaders to Amazon: Remove antisemitic film & book

Over 200 entertainment leaders call on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, to remove antisemitic film and book recently promoted by Kyrie Irving.

Entertainment leaders to Amazon: Remove antisemitic film & book

Kushner: Netanyahu supported Palestinian state

In his new book, Jared Kushner claims Netanyahu planned to endorse a proposal for a Palestinian state.

Kushner: Netanyahu supported Palestinian state

Publisher of Netanyahu's book:

'Netanyahu wrote the book himself, in Hebrew and English'

Publisher Rotem Sella on Netanyahu's book: There is no serious publisher in Israel that would not want to publish the book.

'Netanyahu wrote the book himself, in Hebrew and English'

A first: Female Israeli authors outpaced males in publishing

For the first time ever, female authors in Israel published more books of prose and poetry than men.

A first: Female Israeli authors outpaced males in publishing

This Rothschild debunks conspiracy theories about his last name

Mike Rothschild, who debunks conspiracy theories for a living, is writing the book about Jewish space lasers.

This Rothschild debunks conspiracy theories about his last name

The only ones banning books are critical race theorists

When censors pretend to be free speech activists. Opinion.

The only ones banning books are critical race theorists

Note full of antisemitic images found in Pittsburgh library book

Pittsburgh library promises to better inspect returned books after threatening antisemitic letter found inside novel by library patron.

Note full of antisemitic images found in Pittsburgh library book

Jane Yolen wins lifetime achievement award for Jewish literature

‘Devil’s Arithmetic’ author wins Sydney Taylor Book Award for lifetime achievement in Jewish children’s literature.

Jane Yolen wins lifetime achievement award for Jewish literature

New translation of 'Bambi' - a story about Jewish persecution

"Salten foresaw the Holocaust," says translator. "This novel is an appeal to say: No, this shouldn’t happen."

New translation of 'Bambi' - a story about Jewish persecution

Chris Cuomo's book dropped by publisher

Division of HarperCollins Publishers announces it has canceled plans to publish a book by Chris Cuomo.

Chris Cuomo's book dropped by publisher

Publisher drops Chaim Walder's books amid abuse allegations

Feldheim Publishers says it will cease publishing books by Chaim Walder following accusations of sexual abuse.

Publisher drops Chaim Walder's books amid abuse allegations

Israeli bookstores pull books by pro-boycott writer Sally Rooney

Two of the country's largest shops no longer selling Irish author's books after she refused to let her new novel be translated into Hebrew.

Israeli bookstores pull books by pro-boycott writer Sally Rooney

Two major US retailers remove four Holocaust denial books

Major American retailers remove four books promoting Holocaust denial after letter from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Two major US retailers remove four Holocaust denial books

Chief of Staff seeks to publish book written during his tenure

Aviv Kohavi asks Ministerial Committee on Publications to approve the publication of a book he wrote on military leadership.

Chief of Staff seeks to publish book written during his tenure

Palestinianizing children's books - spreading the evil culture

We are in a war for the hearts and minds of children. Op-ed.

Palestinianizing children's books - spreading the evil culture

When the Rebbe was young

A new book in Hebrew tells the story of the early life of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn.

When the Rebbe was young

Former Ambassador Friedman to publish book on his time in office

Former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will publish the memoir. entitled "Sledgehammer," in February of 2022.

Former Ambassador Friedman to publish book on his time in office

Jared Kushner inks book deal for White House memoir

Memoir of Kushner's time as a top Trump aide slated to be released in early 2022.

Jared Kushner inks book deal for White House memoir

The Book of Hirsh

The Book of Hirsh packs everything about today's Israel into a fast-paced, but thought-provoking, short novel Recommended. Review.

The Book of Hirsh

'Titus, Trump and the Triumph of Israel'

New book discusses the power of faith-based diplomacy.

'Titus, Trump and the Triumph of Israel'

Polish journalist: Jews are 'ruthless,' Holocaust is a 'myth'

'No doubt' that Rafal Ziemkiewicz's newest book intends to cause hatred towards Jews, cast doubt on Holocaust, watchdog says.

Polish journalist: Jews are 'ruthless,' Holocaust is a 'myth'

Fellow Writers — free up your books. I did

Fellow Writers — free up your books. I did

Italian Jews working to restore Jewish literary heritage.

Italian Jewish community launches campaign to restore its Jewish literary heritage.

Italian Jews working to restore Jewish literary heritage.

Israeli books translated into Spanish left on streets of Ecuador

“Libros Libres de Israel” project, whereby books are left on public roads for others to find, aims to share Israeli culture in Ecuador.

Israeli books translated into Spanish left on streets of Ecuador

Ilana Kurshan wins $100,000 Jewish Literature Sami Rohr Prize

American immigrant to Israel wins Jewish literature prize for memoir highlighting effect of Talmud study on her life.

Ilana Kurshan wins $100,000 Jewish Literature Sami Rohr Prize

Israeli books: More Torah-related books than any other type

Ahead of national book week, National Library releases statistics on books published in Israel. Most children's comics for haredi readers.

Israeli books: More Torah-related books than any other type

Memoir of LA Jewish family wins top Jewish prize in Britain

LA Jewish family's memoir named winner of 2018 Jewish quarterly Wingate Literary Prize.

Memoir of LA Jewish family wins top Jewish prize in Britain

The books that cheated death - twice

400-year-old Jewish library survives Hitler and the Inquisition.

The books that cheated death - twice

Books stolen from WWII Polish Jews donated to foundation

Most books come from former collections of Jewish Theological Seminary of Fränkel Foundation in Wroclaw.

Books stolen from WWII Polish Jews donated to foundation

Never overpay for books again

Israeli company presents "Total Boox" - a system which can rate books and allow readers to pay according to usage.

Never overpay for books again

Amazon selling books in US, UK that deny the Holocaust

Amazon has removed such books from online stores where Holocaust denial is illegal, but they remain available in the US and UK.

Amazon selling books in US, UK that deny the Holocaust

Bader Ginsburg picture bio takes top honor in book awards

Picture book biography about U.S. Supreme Court Justice among the top three winners of awards for Jewish children's books.

Bader Ginsburg picture bio takes top honor in book awards

Outrage in Egypt over inclusion of Israeli book at Cairo fair

Egyptian parliamentarian demands inquiry after Army Radio analyst's book is allowed into a book fair in Cairo.

Outrage in Egypt over inclusion of Israeli book at Cairo fair

MK Pushes Return to Free Market for Books

MK Yoav Kish calls to repeal Literature Protection Law, which prevents sales being offered on books for 18 months after debut.

MK Pushes Return to Free Market for Books

Boycotting the Nation that Gave the Most to Humanity

Boycotting the Nation that Gave the Most to Humanity

Spanish Author Accepts Israeli Award, Rebuffs Boycott Calls

Acclaimed Spanish writer accepts prestigious Israeli literary award, despite calls from anti-Israel activists to boycott the Jewish state.

Spanish Author Accepts Israeli Award, Rebuffs Boycott Calls

Winner: 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank'

Jewish-American author Nathan Englander’s short story collection,“What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank,” wins Short Story Award.

Winner: 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank'

Discounts on New Books to be Illegal

Ministerial committee approves legislation forbidding changing the price of new books for 18 months.

Discounts on New Books to be Illegal

Jewish Author of 'Where the Wild Things Are' Remembered

Maurice Sendak, 83, author and illustrator of dozens of popular children’s books, most notably “Where the Wild Things Are,” died Tuesday.

Jewish Author of 'Where the Wild Things Are' Remembered

Romanian Public Funds Financing Fascist Children's Book

Romanian public funds have been financing a children’s poetry book that features Romania’s World War II fascist leader on its cover.

Romanian Public Funds Financing Fascist Children's Book

Jewish Digital Library Changes Future of Reading

New Jewish digital library features hundreds of popular Jewish books by leading publishers in both Hebrew and English.

Jewish Digital Library Changes Future of Reading

Feldheim Books to Customers: Come Back

Feldheim Publishing, under a stay of proceedings, asks customers to buy its products and help save the Jewish book world.

Feldheim Books to Customers: Come Back

Feldheim Books In Israel in Danger of Collapse

Feldheim Publishing in Israel, which caters to the hareidi religious community, is in danger of collapse and may be bought out.

Feldheim Books In Israel in Danger of Collapse

Author Naomi Ragen Convicted of Plagiarism

A Jerusalem court finds American-Israeli author Naomi Ragen guilty of plagiarism, a verdict she called a dark day” for writers in Israel.

Author Naomi Ragen Convicted of Plagiarism

New Cookbook Adds 'Kosher Elegance' to Shavuot Table

T-minus very little time left to go, and what can you do to make Shavuot dinner look like a feat of excellence? Open that new cookbook of yours.

New Cookbook Adds 'Kosher Elegance' to Shavuot Table

Rabbi's Response to Dawkins: G-d Plays Dice

Rabbi Michael Avraham takes on the topic of G-d, atheism and evolution in his new book, “G-d Plays Dice.”

Rabbi's Response to Dawkins: G-d Plays Dice

Nazis Tried to Create Army of Talking Dogs

The Nazis believed dogs were almost as intelligent as humans, researchers say – and tried to create an army with them to win the war.

Nazis Tried to Create Army of Talking Dogs

Former Iranian Revolutionary Guard: Iran Will Bomb Israel

In an interview with INR's Yishai Fleisher, Reza Kahlili explained the cruelty and oppression of Iran's regime and the real threat to Israel.

Former Iranian Revolutionary Guard: Iran Will Bomb Israel

University Cancels Conference to Defy Anti-Israel Bias

A French university canceled an international conference rather than cave in to an anti-Israel boycott by pro-Palestinian Authority participants.

University Cancels Conference to Defy Anti-Israel Bias