Thursday, November 25, 2010

Jewish Literature Challenge 2010-2011

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NOTE: I am holding this challenge again because it's seems to be fairly popular but this will be a self run challenge. I won't be posting linkies for reviews or offering related posts or anything. The only thing I will be doing is approving comments for this blog and adding any new members who wish to post on this blog.

What: Reading books by Jewish Authors or about Judaism
When: December 1, 2010 (First Night of Hanukkah) to April 26, 2011 (End of Passover)
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

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.


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  2. I'd like to join this challenge.


  3. I'll be joining for at least one book. Thanks!

  4. Count me in!I plan on doing the 5+ level.

  5. I'm doing it again, thanks. Here's my post about the challenge. I'm doing 5+ too.

  6. I would like to sign up for the blog, please, at hrjoyner at gmail dot com.

  7. I'll join at Level 3.


  8. I'm joining level 3


  9. I am joining at Level 3 - You can reach me by email at

  10. I would like to participate, I will probably only do "Read 1" but I might make it up to "Read 3"....with luck anyway :). I look forward to participating! I'll post my reading list to my site thanks!

  11. Five+ books for me!

  12. Just found out about this challenge ,will do one title and have done so already with the classic Khirbet Khizeh read last week ,,all the best stu

  13. Here are links to three books that I have recently read and want to include in the challenge. I have now fulfilled three books out of my goal to read five.

    My three:

    The Sabbath, by Abraham Joshua Heschel

    Quick & Kosher Meals in Minutes, by Jamie Geller

    I Shall Not Hate, A Gaza Doctor's Journey, by Izzeldin Abuelaish

  14. Here is a fourth book I have recently read, and submitting for the Jewish Literature Challenge.

    Fugitive Pieces, by Anne, Michaels

  15. Hi, I will be doing Level one. I just posted, All Other Nights a couple days ago. Just go to Jewish book page. Thanks for hosting.

  16. Hi all,
    I just completed the challenge for the year and posted my book/review to my blog. Check it you! I will be particiapting again next year, it was lots of fun! Thanks again all!!


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.