Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

Yom Hazikaron is Israel’s offi­cial Memo­r­i­al Day. It’s fol­lowed by Yom Ha’atz­maut (“Inde­pen­dence Day”), which com­mem­o­rates Israel’s dec­la­ra­tion of Inde­pen­dence in 1948. The below titles focus on Israel through a vari­ety of gen­res and per­spec­tives. Find the whole list here.


Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the CEO of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.