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A I M S
of the
JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL OF AMERICA
To revive among both young and old the traditional zeal for
Jewish knowledge and the custom of setting aside periodically
time for the reading of the Jewish classics as well as of contem-
porary works.
To inculcate in members of households an eagerness to develop a
Jewish home atmosphere by assigning a place of honor in it to a
shelf or case of Jewish books, and to stimulate cultural discussion
of their contents informally around the family table.
To foster the practice of regularly augmenting the collections
in libraries of synagogues, schools, Centers and other Jewish in-
stitutions, and utilizing them to enrich the programs of clubs,
study circles, formal classes, and discussion groups.
To extend the circle of readers of Jewish books so that the
authors shall draw inspiration therefrom for creative writing of
books on Jewish themes.
To utilize books of Jewish interest as a basis for promoting
reciprocal interfaith understanding and cooperation.