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Award Winners

The Jewish Book Council 2012 National Jewish Book Awards Winners have been announced! The winners are:

The Lifetime Achievement Award: Eric R. Kandel

Jewish Book of the Year: City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, With a Visual Essay

American Jewish Studies: Messianism, Secrecy and Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life

Anthologies and Collections: Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame.

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir: Howard Fast: Life and Literature in the Left Lane

Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Meet at the Ark at Eight

Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: Davening: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Prayer

Education and Jewish Identity: Development, Learning and Community: Educating for Identity in Pluralistic Jewish HIgh Schools

Fiction: The Innocents

History: Israel: A History

Holocaust: Collect and Record: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe

Illustrated Children’s Book: The Shema in the Mezuzah: Listening to Each Other

Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: Koren Talmud Bavli

Outstanding Debut Fiction: The Sensualist: A Novella

Scholarship: The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Sephardic Culture: Poverty and Welfare among the Portuguese Jews of Early Modern Amsterdam

Women’s Studies: The Men’s Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World.

Writing Based on Archival Material: The History of the Holocaust in Romania

Visit the Jewish Book Council to see the list of the authors of the above winning books. You will also be able to see the finalists in the various categories.

I have read a few of the books, and will definitely be reading more on the list.

Mazal Tov! Congratulations to everyone involved!

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