Jewish Book Council
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The Jewish Book Council's origins date back to 1925, which makes it one of the oldest organizations providing continual service to the American Jewish community. It all began when Fanny Goldstein, a librarian at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, set up an exhibit of Judaic books and used it as a focus of what she called Jewish Book Week. In 1927, Jewish communities around the country adopted the event. The primary interests at the time were books in Yiddish and Hebrew, reflecting the dominant languages of the American Jewish readership. Jewish books in English were few in number.

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