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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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Open Up the Iron Door

Open Up the Iron Door

by Avi Weiss

A fiery memoir of Rabbi Avi Weiss's involvement and leadership in the movement to liberate Soviet Jewry. read more

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A Glimpse into the Editing Proccess

by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Because people often ask writers, “What did you leave out of your book and why?” Letty Cottin Pogrebin decided to review the original manuscript of her new novel to see what ended up on the cutting room floor.

Alluding to the Torah

by Daniel Torday
"When the time came to write my own first two books, though, I found my system of allusion was nowhere near so broad as that of T.S. Eliot or James Joyce. I have not tried my hand at getting down just a bit of Sanskrit, as Joyce did in Finnegan’s Wake; I don’t have a strong sense of the Greeks, as Eliot did. What I had was the Torah."