Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jewish Literature Challenge 2010

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NOTE: I forgot to start this challenge when I was supposed to so JLC 2010 will run different months this time. It ends in September but will start up again with JLC 2010-2011 on Dec 2 (Hanukkah.)

Also read carefully even if you participated before as I've changed a few things.


What: Reading books by Jewish Authors or about Judaism
When: February 27, 2010 (Purim) to September 10, 2010 (Rosh Hashanah)
Who: Anyone who wants to participate! Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike
Where: Right here of course! You can also post your picks and reviews to your own blog if you have one.

  1. Read 1 book that fits the criteria
  2. Read 3 books that fit the criteria.
  3. Read 5+ books that fit the criteria.
How Do I Join?
Sign the comments on THIS post to join the challenge. If you have a blog, you can leave your url if you want. I will NOT be doing a participants list this time. If you don't have a blog just mention you are joining.

You still have the option of being a member of this blog. This allows you to post you reviews here which helps make a good directory of Jewish Literature. You don't have to have a blog to join this one but you do have to have a blogger profile. Get one free at http://www.blogger.com

If you want to be added to the blog, please include your email address. (put it like this to prevent spam: yourname AT yourdomain DOT com) in your comment.

Are you wondering more about what books are okay?
Fiction, Non-fiction, memoirs, Adult books, Teen books, Children's books, books about the Holocaust, books about anti-semitism, books about Jewish Life, Jewish Culture, Jewish Customs. Books by Jewish Authors no matter what the subject.

See side bar for links that might help or check out the archive to see what participants read in the past.

Anything else?

Books don't count if you read them before the start date so keep that in mind.


  1. I'm in! You can find my blog post here!

  2. I did this last year, surprised how many Jewish authors there are, and so many I would have never guessed. It is not like Iatialn's whose names always end in vowels...lol I am Lindy who really doens't do blogs.

  3. Last year, I did my own Yiddish literature project, more or less pre-WWI. Lots of Sholem Aleichem, I. L. Peretz, S. Ansky, and many others. I think it's all pretty much catalogued here. I have also written bit abour H. Bialik.

    So if anyone finds any of that useful, there it is. Good luck with the challenge!

  4. i'm in

  5. YAY! Ive been waiting for this!


  6. Looking forward to joining this challenge.

  7. I'm definitely IN, and thanks for hosting this again this year! Here's my post :

    and here's my email address:

  8. I definitely want to do this one again. Thank you.

    Fresh Ink Books

    sfuhringer(AT)sympatico dotca

  9. Thanks for doing this challenge again. My list is at


  10. My post about the challenge is up. Thank you.


  11. http://onestepjourneys.blogspot.com/2010/03/catching-infection-from-my-mother.html

    My email is legacies.of.love@gmail.com

  12. I posted a page with ALL current reading challenges. Let me know if you want me to add any other information about yours. I hope it brings even more readers to your challenge!
    Reading Challenges.

    Rachelle (Bibliobabe)

  13. I meant to sign up for this one even earlier but never did get around to it (slacker!). Here's my post: http://booknaround.blogspot.com/2010/05/jewish-literature-challenge.html .

  14. Too bad I just found this challenge (even though I did finish it with flying colors).

    Make sure you shoot me a message next year please.


  15. I'm in, and here is my blog:

    I will be posting tonight.



This challenge is no longer officially running. It's being left up so you can find good books to read and read the reviews. Comments are moderated and are NOT gone through often. So don't expect to see your comment show up fast.