Philip Roth Tops List of Winners in 51st National Jewish Book Awards
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Philip Roth Tops List of Winners in 51st National Jewish Book Awards

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The following are the winners of the 51st annual National Jewish Book Awards. The awards will be presented by the Jewish Book Council in New York on March 29.


“The Human Stain,” by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin)


“Jew Vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry,” Samuel G. Freedman (Simon & Schuster)


“The Day the Rabbi Disappeared,” Howard Schwartz, illustrated by Monique Passicot (Viking)

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR (Sandra Brand/Arik Weinstein Award)

“A Scholar’s Odyssey,” Cyrus H. Gordon (Society of Biblical Literature)

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK (Louis Posner Memorial Award)

“Moishe’s Miracle,” Laura Krauss Melmed, illustrated by David Slonim (HarperCollins)


“Rewriting the Jew: Assimilation Narratives in the Russian Empire,” Gabriella Safran (Stanford University Press)

HISTORY (Gerrard and Ella Berman Philanthropic Award)

“One Palestine, Complete,” Tom Segev (Metropolitan Books)

HOLOCAUST (Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Award)

“Hitler’s Austria,” Evan Burr Burkey (University of North Carolina Press)

ISRAEL (Leon Jolson Award)

“One Palestine, Complete,” Tom Segev (Metropolitan Books)


“Under His Very Windows,” Susan Zuccotti (Yale University Press)


“Reader’s Guide to Judaism,” edited by Michael Terry (Fitzroy Dearborn)


“The Modern Jewish Canon,” Ruth R. Wisse (The Free Press)

SEPHARDIC-ASHKENAZIC CULTURE (Mimi Levy Award in Memory of Becky Levy)

“Synagogues Without Jews,” Rivka and Ben-Zion Dorfman (Jewish Publication Society)

SEPHARDIC STUDIES (Maurice S. Amado Award)

“Reluctant Cosmopolitans,” Daniel M. Swetschinski (The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization)

THOUGHT (Dorot Foundation Award in Memory of Joy Ungerleider Mayerson)

“A Letter in the Scroll,” Rabbi Jonathan Sacks (The Free Press)

WOMEN’S STUDIES AWARD (Barbara Dobkin Award by Her Friends)

“Reproducing Jews: A Cultural Account of Assisted Conception in Israel,” Susan Martha Kahn (Duke University Press)

YIDDISH (Forward Association Award)

“The Moscow State Yiddish Theater,” Jeffrey Veidlinger (Indiana University Press)

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