2014 Sami Rohr Prize Awarded In Jerusalem

Matti Friedman’s The Aleppo Codex won the $100,000 literary prize.

The eighth annual Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, an award established by the late Sami Rohr’s children on his 80th birthday to honor him, was awarded Tuesday night at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. Though the event took place in Israel, as it does every other year, English was the dominant language of the night. If fact, the only Hebrew this reporter heard at the event was a conversation between translator Mitch Ginsberg and writer Ofir Touche Gafla, whose first novel to be published in English, The World of the End, came out last summer.

(Source: tabletmag.com)

How to Woo a Jew: The Modern Jewish Guide to Dating and Mating

In How to Woo a Jew, your very own Jewish Carrie Bradshaw takes you through each facet of the dating world—from traditional Jewish matchmaking and mixers to modern online dating portals, from honing your Jewdar to kosher sex. Whatever mishegas you’ve made of your love life, Caspi has words of wisdom—and a few enlightening quizzes, charts, and illustrations—to help you find your Jewish soul mate.

(Source: jewishbookcouncil.org)

Jewish Home MK praises God for taking Sharon from office in 2006

Strock’s statements on social media provoked a negative backlash, and she later issued a clarification. “Unfortunately my words were misunderstood and I want to clarify: I didn’t pray for the death of Sharon, I didn’t ask for him to get sick, I didn’t hope his premiership would end that way and I have no happiness for the way his life ended.”

Working with the national office, the local IAN — a program of the Weintraub Israel Center and the JFSA’s Jewish Community Relations Council — trains individuals to build long-lasting relationships with non-Jewish community members, focusing on outreach to Latino communities, campaign issues and the use of social media.

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