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 Jewish Literature and Linguistics; Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History and Culture; Modern Jewish History and Culture: Africa, Americas, Asia, and Oceania; and Philosophy and Jewish Thought. Books published in 2017 and 2018 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 51st Annual AJS Conference in San Diego on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:15 PM, following the plenary. All conference attendees are welcome to attend this ceremony.
We wish a hearty congratulations to this year’s awardees.
A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish Culture
SHACHAR PINSKER, University of Michigan
New York University Press
Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture
EVE KRAKOWSKI, Princeton University
Princeton University Press
Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century
JAMES LOEFFLER, University of Virginia
Yale University Press
Martin Buber’s Theopolitics
SAMUEL BRODY, The University of Kansas
Indiana University Press
Strange Cocktail: Translation and the Making of Modern Hebrew Poetry
ADRIANA X. JACOBS, University of Oxford
University of Michigan Press
Dominion Built of Praise: Panegyric and Legitimacy among Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean
JONATHAN DECTER, Brandeis University
University of Pennsylvania Press
American Jewry and the Reinvention of the East European Jewish Past
MARKUS KRAH, University of Potsdam
Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography
MAREN NIEHOFF, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yale University Press
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