2014 National Jewish Book Award Winners and Finalists

2014-national-jewish-book-award-winnersJewish Book of the Year – Everett Family Foundation Award

Winner:

Yale University Press’s Jewish Lives Series
​Ileene Smith, editorial director
Steven J. Zipperstein and Anita Shapira, series editor​s

American Jewish Studies – Celebrate 350 Award

Winner:

The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire
Adam D. Mendelsohn
NYU Press

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir – The Krauss Family Award in Memory of Simon & Shulamith (Sofi) Goldberg

Winner:

The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World
George Prochnik
Other Press

Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Winner:

Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker
Devra Lehmann
Namelos

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice – Myra H. Kraft Memorial Award

Winner:

A Guide to the Complex: Contemporary Halakhic Debates
Shlomo M. Brody
Maggid

Education and Jewish Identity – In Memory of Dorothy Kripke

Winner:

A Philosophy of Havruta: Understanding and Teaching the Art of Text Study in Pairs
Elie Holzer with Orit Kent
Academic Studies Press

Fiction – JJ Greenberg Memorial Award

Winner:

The Betrayers
David Bezmozgis
Little, Brown and Company

History – Gerrard and Ella Berman Memorial Award

Winner:

The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
Princeton University Press

Holocaust

Winner:

Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust—Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour
James A. Grymes
Harper Perennial

Illustrated Children’s Book – Louis Posner Memorial Award

Winner:

The Patchwork Torah
Allison Ofanansky; Elsa Oriol, illus.
Kar-Ben Publishing

 

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience – Dorot Foundation Award in Memory of Joy Ungerleider Mayerson

Winner:

The Koren Ani Tefillah Siddur
Rabbi Jay Goldmintz, concept and commentary
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, introduction and translation
Koren Publishers Jerusalem

Source: Jewish Book Council

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