hello from Jewish book council/ book recommendation!

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!

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