Author Michael Chabon tours the West Bank town of Hebron with Breaking the Silence.

Michael Chabon, Daniel Gordis Win National Jewish Book Awards

(JTA) — Michael Chabon and Daniel Gordis were among the winners of the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards.

Gordis’ book “Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn” won the Jewish Book of the Year award, the Jewish Book Council announced Wednesday.

Chabon was honored with a Modern Jewish Literary Achievement Award. His latest novel is “Moonglow,” which chronicles semi-autobiographical conversations with his family.

Here are the other winners:

**American Jewish Studies: **“Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food,” by Roger Horowitz

**Anthologies and Collections: **“Makers of Jewish Modernity: Thinkers, Artists, Leaders, and the World They Made,” edited by Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel, Michael P. Steinberg and Idith Zertal

**Biography, Autobiography and Memoir: **“But You Did Not Come Back,” by Marceline Loridan-Ivens

**Book Club Award: **“And After the Fire,” by Lauren Belfer

**Children’s Literature: **“I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark,” by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

**Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice: **“Changing the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change,” by Rabbi David Jaffe

**Debut Fiction: **“Anna and the Swallow Man,” by Gabriel Savit

**Education and Jewish Identity: **“Next Generation Judaism: How College Students and Hillel Can Help Reinvent Jewish Organizations,” by Mike Uram

**Fiction: **“The Gustav Sonata,” by Rose Tremain

**History: **“The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel,” by Uri Bar-Joseph

**Holocaust: **“Holocaust, Genocide, and the Law: A Quest for Justice in a Post-Holocaust World,” by Michael Bazyler

**Modern Jewish Thought and Experience: **“Never Better!: The Modern Jewish Picaresque,” by Miriam Udel

**Poetry: **“Almost Complete Poems,” by Stanley Moss

**Scholarship: **“Anti-Jewish Riots in the Crown of Aragon and the Royal Response 1391-1392,” by Benjamin R. Gampel

**Sephardic Culture: **“Extraterritorial Dreams: European Citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman Twentieth Century,” by Sarah Abrevaya Stein

**Writing Based on Archival Material: **“Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece,” by Devin E. Naar

**Women’s Studies: **“The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate,” edited by Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr and Rabbi Alysa Mendelson Graf

**Young Adult: **“On Blackberry Hill,” by Rachel Mann

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