In collaboration with the Jewish Book Council, JBI is recording writers’ first-hand accounts, as shared with and published by JBC, to increase the accessibility of these accounts for individuals who are blind, have low vision or are print disabled.
From the Jewish Book Council:
“These pieces are part of an ongoing series that we will be sharing in the coming days from Israeli authors, based in Israel and abroad. It is critical to understand history not just through the books that will be written later, but also through the first-hand testimonies and real-time accounting of events as they occur. At Jewish Book Council, we understand the value of these written testimonials and of sharing these individual experiences. It’s more important now than ever to give space to these voices and narratives.“
Essay by Jonathan Dunsky, October 10, 2023:
"I Am Lying to My Children" by Noa Yedlin, October 11, 2023:
"To Keep a Level Head" by Haim Watzman, October 11, 2023:
"That They Be Safe in the Land" by Ilana M. Blumberg, October 12, 2023:
"A Night Funeral" by Jonathan Dunsky, October 12, 2023:
"We Will Survive" by Aviva Gat, October 12, 2023:
"Massacre and Pizza" by Jessamyn Hope, October 13, 2023:
"The Land of the Screaming Silence" by Einat Nathan, October 13, 2023:
"Just like the Soul Returns to the Body" by Yaara Shehari, October 16, 2023:
"Excerpt: As Figs in Autumn" by Ben Bastomski, October 17, 2023:
"Kibbutz Nir Or: An Oasis in Which One Could Imagine an Endless Expanse of Life" by Sarai Shavit, October 18, 2023:
"Again" by Adi Wolfson, October 18, 2023:
"Bread, Books, and Perseverance" by Jonathan Yavin, October 18 2023:
"Nobody Knocked on Our Roof" by Lali Michaeli, October 19 2023:
"The Israeli-Arab Gardener" by Luca M Damiani, October 20 2023:
"My Two Lost Epiphanies" by Edna Noy, October 20 2023:
"Cold Water" by Haim Watzman, October 20 2023:
"Take us to see the Mona Lisa Uncle Moshe!" by Moshe Sakal, October 23 2023:
"Speaking Hebrew in Secret: Being an Israeli Abroad" by Maya Tevet Dayan, October 24 2023:
"Why Am I Enraged?" by Helen Joyce October 26 2023:
These pieces can all be found on the Jewish Book Council's website at https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/with-tag/3361
*The views and opinions expressed in these pieces are those of the authors, based on their observations and experiences.
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