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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

Read about the 2014 National Jewish Book Award Winners and Finalists here.

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Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist

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American Ghost

American Ghost

by Hannah Nordhaus

A spirited memoir of one of the earliest Jewish pioneer families in the American West. read more

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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."

When Do You Say No?

by Shulem Deen
"I am not an activist, because I am not angry enough." The author of All Who Go Do Not Return, a memoir about leaving one of the strictest Hasidic sects in America, on opting out of fighting the community he left.