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2015 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature Winner & Finalists

Ayelet Tsabari (The Best Place on Earth: Stories) has won the $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature! Find out more about the winner, choice award winner, and finalists here.

2014 National Jewish Book Award Winners and Finalists

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Transnational Traditions

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From the JBC Blog

Looking Back at Lot's Wife

by Michal Lemberger
"We are all the heroes of the stories of our own lives, but the women of the Bible aren’t given the chance to play those roles. It all started with Lot’s Wife, who lived a whole, nameless life before turning into a pillar of salt."

Washing the Dead: The Wonder of Ritual

by Michelle Brafman
"In the early days of describing this book, when I told Jews and non-Jews of Jewish burial rituals, I felt as though I were at a sleepover, sharing a scary, titillating ghost story."