Made possible by funding from Jordan Schnitzer and Arlene Schnitzer through the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Family Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, the Association for Jewish Studies is proud to award eight prizes this year (four winners and four finalists) for the annual Jordan Schnitzer Book Prize.
The categories in this year’s competition were Biblical Studies, Rabbinics, and Jewish History and Culture in Antiquity; Jews and the Arts: Music, Performance, and Visual; Modern Jewish History and Culture: Europe and Israel; and Social Science, Anthropology, and Folklore. Books published in 2016 and 2017 by AJS members were eligible for submission. The competition had over 100 submissions this year and each category was judged by a committee of expert scholars in their field who chose this year’s winners and finalists. Winners receive a $10,000 prize and Finalists receive a $2,000 prize.
This year’s recipients will receive their awards at a ceremony at the 50th Annual AJS Conference in Boston on Sunday December 16th, 2018 at 2:30 PM, following the plenary. All conference attendees are welcome to attend this ceremony.
We wish a hearty congratulations to this year’s awardees.
Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature
MIRA BALBERG, University of California, San Diego
University of California Press
The Jewish Bible: A Material History
DAVID STERN, Harvard University
University of Washington Press
Jabotinsky’s Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism
DANIEL KUPFERT HELLER, Monash University
Princeton University Press
When the State Winks: The Performance of Jewish Conversion in Israel
MICHAL KRAVEL-TOVI, Tel Aviv University
Columbia University Press
The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity
EVA MROCZEK, University of California, Davis
Oxford University Press
Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow
HANNAH KOSSTRIN, The Ohio State University
Oxford University Press
A Home for All Jews: Citizenship, Rights, and National Identity in the New Israeli State
ORIT ROZIN, Tel Aviv University
Brandeis University Press
Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought
CHAD ALAN GOLDBERG, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The University of Chicago Press
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