Hello, fellow shufflers!
For those of you who don’t know us, we are Jewish Book Council, the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and celebration of Jewish literature. For over seventy years, we have used literature to bring people together for meaningful discussions around Jewish life, identity, and culture.
We run a diverse set of programs—from book clubs to literary awards to author tours. We also publish an annual literary magazine called Paper Brigade, which features articles, interviews, artwork, excerpts from forthcoming works, and more.
We’re very excited to open a dialogue with this community!
Author Jennifer Acker recently gave us a taste from her new book, The Limits of the World, an Indian American immigrant family navigating interfaith romance and family secrets, and who are forced to confront cultural and ethical issues:
Why, for example, did some cultures believe in monogamy and others polygamy? It couldn’t be, Mackie argued, that one culture simply had a better ability to grasp moral truths than another. It didn’t make sense that one culture would be somehow more attuned to what was good and what was bad. This had led Mackie to argue for an antirealist view: the view that moral truths did not exist independently of our beliefs about them.”
Check out the rest of the excerpt on our site!