We used to have something here called J-BOM (Jewish Book of the Month Club). And we had hundreds of people reading the same Jewish books all over the U.S. and overseas. It was great. A regular Messianic Jewish Musings reader emailed today and asked if I had any plans to resurrect J-BOM. What do you think about the idea? Will you read at least 4 to 6 Jewish books a year? Maybe I should do a J-BOM every other month instead of every month.
Speaking of reading great Jewish books, you should know about this one. And what was my favorite of all the J-BOM books we read (the book that I still think of often, plan to read again, and which sometimes keeps me awake at night thinking deeply about it)? We’ll, I don’t mind giving away the answer. Would something like this book be too academic or philosophically challenging to have on the list? How about some cool offerings from JPS like this one? And my overall favorite Jewish fiction writer, guaranteed to give a good curl up, think deeply, and be moved type of book.
And, speaking of great Jewish books, here is a great scholar describing the second most quintessential Jewish book (yeah, the first is the Hebrew Bible):