The Jewish Book Council has announced the 2014 finalists for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, among them a study of how newcomers learn to become Orthodox; a look at Jewish culture in pre-state Palestine and the story of the struggle over the Aleppo Codex.
Nobel winner Eric R. Kandel winds LIfetime Achievement Award
A three-volume study of New York's highly influential Jewish community won top honors in the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards, announced on Wednesday.
"City Of Promises: A History of the Jews Of New York," edited by Deborah Dash Moore, won the Evereett Family Foundation's Jewish Book of the Year Award, which is bestowed by the New York-based Jewish Book Council.
The work includes conributions from Howard B. Rock, Annie Polland and Daniel Soyer and Jeffrey S. Gurock with a visual essay by Diana L. Linden. The book was published by New York University Press.