Jew­ish Book Coun­cil is excit­ed to part­ner with Char­i­ty­buzz to offer an exclu­sive pack­age in cel­e­bra­tion of the 73rd Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards. 

This one-of-a-kind pack­age includes 2 VIP tick­ets to our NJBA Din­ner and Awards Pre­sen­ta­tion on March 26, 2024 in New York City & a copy of the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award-win­ning nov­el, The Weight of Ink, with a per­son­al­ized note from the author Rachel Kadish. VIP tick­ets include entry for two to the VIP pre-recep­tion with the award-win­ning authors, the din­ner recep­tion, the awards cer­e­mo­ny, and dessert. In addi­tion, the pack­age includes Edi­tors’ Cir­cle mem­ber­ship ben­e­fits to Jew­ish Book Council.

This auc­tion will be open for two weeks, end­ing on Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 7. Bid now for a chance to attend the Awards Cel­e­bra­tion, meet this year’s win­ners, and receive a per­son­al­ized copy of The Weight of Ink. We hope you’ll join us in sup­port­ing these incred­i­ble Jew­ish books and authors! 

2017 NJBA-win­ner The Weight of Ink

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

An intel­lec­tu­al and emo­tion­al jig­saw puz­zle of a nov­el for read­ers of A. S. Byatt’s Pos­ses­sion and Geral­dine Brooks’s Peo­ple of the Book Set in Lon­don of the 1660s and of the ear­ly twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry, The Weight of Ink is the inter­wo­ven tale of two women of remark­able intel­lect: Ester Velasquez, an emi­grant from Ams­ter­dam who is per­mit­ted to scribe for a blind rab­bi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ail­ing his­to­ri­an with a love of Jew­ish his­to­ry. As the nov­el opens, Helen has been sum­moned by a for­mer stu­dent to view a cache of sev­en­teenth-cen­tu­ry Jew­ish doc­u­ments new­ly dis­cov­ered in his home dur­ing a ren­o­va­tion. Enlist­ing the help of Aaron Levy, an Amer­i­can grad­u­ate stu­dent as impa­tient as he is charm­ing, and in a race with anoth­er fast-mov­ing team of his­to­ri­ans, Helen embarks on one last project: to deter­mine the iden­ti­ty of the doc­u­ments’ scribe, the elu­sive Aleph.” Elec­tri­fy­ing and ambi­tious, sweep­ing in scope and inti­mate in tone, The Weight of Ink is a sophis­ti­cat­ed work of his­tor­i­cal fic­tion about women sep­a­rat­ed by cen­turies, and the choic­es and sac­ri­fices they must make in order rec­on­cile the life of the heart and mind.”

If you have any ques­tions, please reach out to isadora@​jewishbooks.​org.