The Jewish Book Council announced on March 24 that Sana Krasikov is the 2009 recipient of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. The $100,000 award is one of the most lucrative of its kind. Krasikov won for her debut collection of short stories, “One More Year,” which provides eight insights into the lives of Russian and Georgian immigrants to the United States following the Cold War.
One of the world’s smallest Jewish communities is getting attention after being all but forgotten for decades.
Orthodox Jews are being urged shun El Al, Israel’s national air carrier, over its in-flight entertainment — a push that is widely viewed as a gambit in a larger struggle with the airline.
A secret and delicate operation to evacuate a substantial portion of Yemen’s tiny and beleaguered Jewish population has been thrust into public view and put at risk by infighting among rival Jewish organizations. In the wake of disclosures in the Israeli newspaper Maariv, the organizations involved are now accusing one another of endangering Jewish lives.
Israel’s choice for its new top diplomat — controversial politician Avigdor Lieberman — can expect a businesslike welcome from America’s foreign-policy community.