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

New translation of 'Bambi' - a story about Jewish persecution in author's native Vienna

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

Chris Cuomo's book dropped by publisher

Chris Cuomo's book dropped by publisher

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

Publisher drops Chaim Walder's books amid abuse allegations

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.

Israeli bookstores pull books by pro-boycott writer Sally Rooney

Israeli bookstores pull books by Israel boycotting 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.

Two major US retailers remove four Holocaust denial books

Two major US retailers remove four Holocaust denial books after protest from Jewish group

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

Chief of Staff seeks to publish book written during his tenure

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.

Palestinianizing children's books - spreading the evil culture

The Palestinianization of children's books - spreading the evil culture

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

When the Rebbe was young

When the Rebbe was young

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

Former Ambassador Friedman to publish book on his time in office

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.

Jared Kushner inks book deal for White House memoir

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.

The Book of Hirsh

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.

'Titus, Trump and the Triumph of Israel'

'Titus, Trump and the Triumph of Israel' breaks pre-sale record

New book discusses the power of faith-based diplomacy.

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

Right-wing Polish journalist disparages Jews and calls the Holocaust ‘a myth’ in new book

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

Italian Jews working to restore Jewish literary heritage.

Italian Jews working to restore Jewish literary heritage.

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

Israeli books translated into Spanish left on streets of Ecuador

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Memoir of LA Jewish family wins top Jewish prize in Britain

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.

The books that cheated death - twice

The books that cheated death - twice

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

Books stolen from WWII Polish Jews donated to foundation

Books stolen from WWII Polish Jews donated to foundation

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

Never overpay for books againplayer

Never overpay for books again

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

Amazon selling books in US, UK that deny the Holocaust

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.

Bader Ginsburg picture bio takes top honor in book awards

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.

Outrage in Egypt over inclusion of Israeli book at Cairo fair

Outrage in Egypt over Israeli book at Cairo fair

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

MK Pushes Return to Free Market for Books

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.

Spanish Author Accepts Israeli Award, Rebuffs Boycott Calls

Spanish Writer Accepts Jerusalem Literary Award

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

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

Jewish-American Author Wins Short Story Award

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

Discounts on New Books to be Illegal

Discounts on New Books to be Illegal

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

Jewish Author of 'Where the Wild Things Are' Remembered

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.

Romanian Public Funds Financing Fascist Children's Book

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.

Jewish Digital Library Changes Future of Reading

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.

Feldheim Books to Customers: Come Back

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 In Israel in Danger of Collapse

Feldheim Books 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.

Author Naomi Ragen Convicted of Plagiarism

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.

New Cookbook Adds 'Kosher Elegance' to Shavuot Table

Cookbook Adds 'Kosher Elegance'

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.

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

Rabbi's Response to Dawkins

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

Nazis Tried to Create Army of Talking Dogs

Nazis Trained Dogs to Talk

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

Former Iranian Revolutionary Guard: Iran Will Bomb Israel

Former Iranian Guard Turned CIA

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.

University Cancels Conference to Defy Anti-Israel Bias

French U Blocks Anti-Israel Move

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

Unpublished Works by Kafka Examined in Tel Aviv, Zurich

Unpublished Kafka Works Probed

The unpublished works of famed Prague-born writer Franz Kafka are to be examined for the first time in 50 years.