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Book Month, necessitating hurried reprints of some materials.
The Jewish Book Month poster, featuring the theme on a back-
ground of an aerial photograph of Jerusalem designed by Sey-
mour Warsaw, was widely displayed. The bookmarks, miniature
facsimiles of the poster, were extensively distributed and the
normal supply was inadequate to meet the numerous requests.
To assist participating groups, the Council issued
on Israel Wi th Books,
a 26-page publication by Hannah Grad
Goodman, containing program ideas for organizations, book
projects for children and youth activists, suggestions for drama-
tizations and arts and crafts project ideas. A bibliography entitled
Selected Books on Israel,
by Sylvia Landress, had two printings
totaling 15,000 copies, and was distributed by Israel consulates,
the United Jewish Appeal, the World Zionist Organization and
many other agencies.
For the third successive year, the Council produced “The World
of Jewish Books,” a series of fifteen radio programs on Station
WEVD in New York on alternate Wednesday evenings at 9 P.M.
This project provided a platform for the discussion of recently
published books with their authors. During the past year the
following programs were conducted: November 8, 1972: Gerda
Charles of London, England, author of
The Destiny Wal tz
(Scribners) was interviewed by Dr. Morris Epstein, head of the
English department at Yeshiva University Stern College for
Women. November 22: Judith K. Eisenstein, author of
A Heri-
tage of Music
(Union of American Hebrew Congregations) dis-
cussed her book with Irene Heskes, director of the Jewish Music
Council of the National Jewish Welfare Board. December 6:
Meyer Levin, author of
The Settlers
(Simon and Schuster) was
interviewed by Ted Berkman, author of
Cast a Giant
December 20: Rabbi Edward E. Klein of the Stephen
Wise Free Synagogue, New York, led Dr. Harry M. Orlinsky, pro-
fessor of Bible, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Re-
ligion, in a dialogue on the latter’s
Understanding the Bible
Through History and Archaeology
(Ktav). January 3, 1973: Dr.
Martin Cohen, editor of
The Jewish Experience in Lat in
(Ktav and American Jewish Historical Society) dis­