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Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards

2013 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award Recipients

In the Category of Biblical Studies, Rabbinics, and Jewish History and Culture in Antiquity:
EPHRAIM KANARFOGEL, Yeshiva University
The Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz
(Wayne State University Press)

In the Category of Social Science, Anthropology, and Folklore:
NATHANIEL DEUTSCH, University of California - Santa Cruz
The Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement
(Harvard University Press)

In the Category of Jews and the Arts—Visual, Performance, and Music:
DAVID SHNEER, University of Colorado - Boulder
Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust
(Rutgers University Press)

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Honorable Mentions

In the Category of Biblical Studies, Rabbinics, and Jewish History and Culture in Antiquity:

RACHEL NEIS, University of Michigan
The Sense of Sight in Rabbinic Culture: Jewish Ways of Seeing in Late Antiquity
(Cambridge University Press)

MOSHE SIMON-SHOSHAN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Stories of the Law: Narrative Discourse and the Construction of Authority in the Mishnah
(Oxford University Press)

In the Category of Social Science, Anthropology, and Folklore:

ZVI GITELMAN, University of Michigan
Jewish Identities in Postcommunist Russia and Ukraine: An Uncertain Ethnicity
(Cambridge University Press)

ERICA T. LEHRER, Concordia University
Jewish Poland Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Unquiet Places
(Indiana University Press)

In the Category of Jews and the Arts—Visual, Performance, and Music:

MARC MICHAEL EPSTEIN, Vassar College
Medieval Haggadah: Art, Narrative & Religious Imagination
(Yale University Press)

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Information and application procedures for the 2014 competition will be available on the AJS website in February 2014.

Support for this program has been generously provided by the
JORDAN SCHNITZER FAMILY FOUNDATION OF PORTLAND, OREGON.