Blog Archive: December 2016

Ribalow Prize 2016

A December Tradition: The Ribalow Prize Ceremony

Dec 20, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

We at Fig Tree are proud and honored that this year, Jessamyn Hope’s Safekeeping was one of the three finalist titles, along with Judith Claire Mitchell’s A Reunion of Ghosts and Jim Shepard’s The Book of Aron; Shepard’s much-lauded novel took the prize.

Jewish Book Carnival

Step Right Up to the Jewish Book Carnival

Dec 15, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

Welcome to the December 2016/Jewish Book Month stop for the Jewish Book Carnival! The Carnival is a project of one of our favorite organizations: the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL). In its simplest terms, the Carnival is “a monthly event where bloggers who blog about Jewish books can meet, read and comment on each others’ posts.”




Hadassah, Hanukkah, and My Jewish Year

Dec 13, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

In this post: a Hanukkah excerpt from My Jewish Year appears in Hadassah magazine, a gift suggestion, and a new giveaway.


FTB Publisher Featured in New #IndieVoices Series

Dec 6, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

His IndieVoices essay comments on American Jewish experience in the context of the election and anticipates writing that may emerge from this environment.