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[award]

Mazal Tov
to all the Jewish book awards finalists and winners.
Below are nominees and winners of several Award bodies, including the 53RD ANNUAL National Jewish Book Award.

The National Jewish Books Awards. Awards Ceremony is Wednesday, October 30 in NYC at the Center for Jewish History, hosted by Ari Goldman and Samuel Goldman, and featuring Jonathan Safran Foer, David Lieber, Jules Harlow, Norman Finklestein, and others.

FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS (Presentation in November 2002 in NYC) INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING... (The National Jewish Book Awards are administered and presented by the Jewish Book Council, located in New York City, see jcca.org)

FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK - FICTION AWARD 2002:
Winner: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (Houghton Mifflin)
Finalists: Hester Among the Ruins by Binnie Kirshenbaum (W.W. Norton & Company)
The Complete Works of Isaac Babel, Nathalie Babel, ed. Peter Constantine,trans. Introduction by Cynthia Ozick (W.W. Norton & Company)


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FINALISTS OF THE 53rd ANNUAL NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK - GENERAL NON-FICTION AWARD 2002:
Winner: Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary, David Lieber & Jules Harlow, eds. (Jewish Publication Society)


[etz hayim]



















FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK - CHILDRENS LITERATURE AWARD 2002:
Winner: Forged in Freedom by Norman Finkelstein (Jewish Publication Society)
Finalists: Mendel Rosenbusch: Tales for Jewish Children by Ilse Herlinger Weber (Trans into English by Ruth and Hans Fisher in 2001) (Herodias)
Sigmund Freud: Pioneer of the Mind by Catherine Reef (Clarion Books)


[forged in freedom] [weber] [freud]



















FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK - AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR AWARD 2002:
The Sandra Brand/Arik Weintraub Award
Winner: The Rebbe's Daughter by Malkah Shapiro, translated by Nehemia Polen (Jewish Publication Society)
Finalists: War in the Shadow of Auschwitz by John Wiernicki (Syracuse University Press)
Oasis by Petru Popescu (St. Martin's Press)
My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman by Puah Rakovsky (Indiana University Press)



[ The Rebbe's Daughter] [ War in the Shadow] [oasis] [radical]















FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK - CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK AWARD 2002:
The Louis Posner Memorial Award
Winner: The Littlest Pair by Sylvia Rouss (Pitspopany Press)
Finalists: The Hardest Word: A Yom Kippur Story by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated  (Kar-Ben Copies)
Why the Snake Crawls on It's Belly by Eric Kimmel (Pitspopany Press)


[ Littlest pair] [ hardest word ] [ snake]













FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK - EASTERN EUROPEAN STUDIES AWARD 2002:
The Ronald Lauder Award
Winner: Stalin's Secret Pogrom, Joshua Rubenstein & Vladimir Naumov, eds. (Yale University Press)
Finalists: Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness by Shmuel Feiner, Chaya Naor (Translator), Sondra Silverston (Translator) (Littman Library of Jewish Studies)
Together and Apart in Brzezany: Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians, 1919-1945 by Shimon Redlich (Indiana University Press)

[ stalin] [ haskalah] [ together and apart ]













FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK - EDUCATION AWARD 2002:
Winner: Reclaiming Goodness by Hanan Alexander (University of Notre Dame Press)
Finalist: Moral Moral Questions in the Classroom: How to Get Kids to Think Deeply about Real Life and their School Work by Katherine G. Simon, Nancy Faust Sizer (Foreword), Theodore R. Sizer (Foreword) (Yale University Press)

[ reclaiming] [ moral ]













FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK - HISTORY AWARD 2002:
The Gerrard and Ella Berman Philanthropic Award
Winner: Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews-A History by James Carroll (Houghton Mifflin)
Finalists: Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany 1500-1750 by Elisheva Carlebach (Yale University Press)
Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate by Neil Baldwin (Public Affairs)
Divided Jerusalem: The Struggle for the Holy City by Bernard Wasserstein (Yale University Press)

[ Constantine ] [ divided ] [ henry ford ] [ divided ]













FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK – HOLOCAUST STUDIES AWARD 2002:
The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Award
Winner: Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust by Alexandra Zapruder (Yale University Press)
Finalists: Generation Exodus : The Fate of Young Jewish Refugees from Nazi Germany by Walter Laqueur (University Press of New England)
Rethinking the Holocaust by Yehuda Bauer (Yale University Press)


[ salvaged ] [ generation ] [ rethinking ]











FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK – ISRAEL STUDIES AWARD 2002:
The Leon  Jolson Award
Winner: No Winner This Year






FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK – JEWISH-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS AWARD 2002:
The Charles H. Revson Award
Winner: Jazz Age Jews by Michael Alexander (Princeton University Press)
Finalists: Common Prayers: Faith, Family, and a Christian's Journey Through the Jewish Year by Harvey Cox (Houghton Mifflin)
Befriending the Beloved Disciple: A Jewish Reading of the Gospel of John by Adele Reinhartz (Continuum Press)


[ jazz age] [ common prayers ] [ befriending ]











FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK – REFERENCE BOOK AWARD 2002:
Winner: The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life, Before and During the Holocaust, 3 volumes, Shmuel Spector, Editor in Chief, Geoffrey Wigoder, Consulting Editor (Yad Vashem, New York University Press)
Finalists: The Holocaust Encyclopedia, Walter Laqueur, Editor, Judith Tydor Baumel, Associate Editor (Yale University Press)
Historical Atlas of Jerusalem by Meir Ben-Dov (Continuum)

[ ency] [ holo] [ historical ]











FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK – SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2002:
The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Award
Winner: Imperialism and Jewish Society: 200 B.C.E. to 640 C.E. by Seth Schwartz (Princeton University Press)
Finalist: Isaac Abarbanel's Stance Toward Tradition: Defense, Dissent, and Dialogue by Eric Lawee (State University of New York Press)


[ imperialism] [ Isaac Abarbanel]











FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK – SEPHARDIC-ASHKENAZIC CULTURE AWARD 2002:
The Mimi Frank in Memory of Becky Levy Award
Winner: The Jewish Cultural Tapestry: International Jewish Folk Traditions by Steven M. Lowenstein (Oxford University Press)
Finalists: Portraits of Our Past by Emily Rose (Jewish Publication Society)
Tastes of Jewish Tradition by Jody Hirsh, Idy Goodmah, Aggie Goldenholz and Susan Roth; Foreward by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin (Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee)

[ tapestry] [ portraits] [ tastes of jewish trad]











FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK – SEPHARDIC STUDIES AWARD 2002:
The Maurice S. Amado Award
Winner: The Book of Tahkemoni: Jewish Tales from Medieval Spain (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization). by Judah Ben Solomon Harizi, David Simha Segal (Translator), Judah Alharizi
Finalist: Selected Poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol by Peter Cole (Princeton University Press)


[ The Book of Tahkemoni] [ selected poems ]











FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK – THOUGHT AWARD 2002:
The Dorot Foundation Award in Memory of Joy Ungerleider Mayerson
Winner: When a Jew Dies: The Ethnography of a Bereaved Son by Samuel C. Heilman (University of California Press)
Finalists: Way Into Jewish Mystical Tradition by Lawrence Kushner (Jewish Lights Publishing)
The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth by Gerald L. Schroeder (The Free Press)

[ when a jew dies] [ mystical ] [ hidden face ]











FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK – WOMEN'S STUDIES AWARD 2002:
The Barbara Dobkin Award by Her Friends Award
Winner: No recipient





FINALISTS OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK – YIDDISH STUDIES AWARD 2002:
The Forward Association Award
Winner: Yiddish: A Nation of Words by Miriam Weinstein (Steerforth Press)
Finalist: Yiddish Fiction and the Crisis of Modernity, 1905-1914 (Stanford Series in Jewish History and Culture) by Mikhail Krutikov (Stanford University Press)
[ nation of words] [ Yiddish fiction ]







RECIPIENTS OF THE SIDNEY TAYLOR AWARD – 2001
Announced in 2002, Books released in 2001
Administered by http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ The Association of Jewish Libraries.
Sigmund Freud: Pioneer of the Mind by Catherine Reef (Clarion) is the Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Older Readers.
Rivka's First Thanksgiving by Elsa Okon Rael, illustrated by Maryann Kovalski (Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster) is the winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award for Younger Readers.
The Honor Book for Younger Readers is A Cloak For the Moon by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Katya Krenina (Holiday House).

[freud] [rivka] [cloak]









The Koret Foundation announced the winners and finalists of the fourth annual Koret Jewish Book Awards, sponsored in cooperation with the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. Winners in four categories received a $10,000 prize at an April 15, 2002 reception in New York City where the featured speaker was author E. L. Doctorow

RECIPIENTS:
Nathalie Babel, Editor; translated by Peter Constantine The Complete Works of Isaac Babel W.W. Norton & Company
Austerlitz by W G Sebald
Eli Lederhendler New York Jews and the Decline of Urban Ethnicity, 1950-1970 Syracuse University Press
Dorothy Gallagher How I Came Into My Inheritance and Other True Stories Random House
Samuel C. Heilman When a Jew Dies: the Ethnography of a Bereaved Son University of California Press
Ken Koltun-Fromm Moses Hess and Modern Jewish Identity Indiana University Press












KORET FINALISTS:
Gwen Edelman War Story: A Novel Riverhead Books
Yehoshua Kenaz Returning Lost Loves: A Novel Steerforth Press
Elishava Carlebach Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750 Yale University Press
ChaeRan Y. Freeze Jewish Marriage and Divorce in Imperial Russia Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England
Norman Finkelstein Not One of Them in Place: Modern Poetry and Jewish American Identity State University of New York Press
Ruth Kluger Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered The Feminist Press at the City University of New York
Mark Roseman A Past in Hiding: Memory and Survival in Nazi Germany Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company
J. Samuel Preus Spinoza and the Irrelevance of Biblical Authority Cambridge University Press
Eric L. Santer On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life: Reflections on Freud and Rosenzweig University of Chicago Press








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