NEW YORK (May. 18)
The Jewish Book Council of the National Jewish Welfare Board announced today the selection of five books as outstanding works of Jewish interest published in 1966 in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. Awards totaling $1,800 for the books will be presented at the council’s annual meeting on May 23.
Hyman G. Bass, president of the book council, said the $500 Leon Jolson Award for the best book on the Nazi holocaust will go to Abraham Kiln, posthumously, Dr. Mordecai Kosover and Isaiah Trunk, co-editors of the “Algemeine Entsiklopedia: Yidn 7″ of the Central Yiddish Cultural Organization. The Frank and Ethel S. Cohen Award of $400 for the best book on Jewish thought will be given to Dr. Nahum M. Sarda for “Understanding Genesis, the Heritage of Biblical Israel” sponsored by the Melton Research Center of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.