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Jewish Book Award Winners

The following are the winners of the 2006 National Jewish Book Awards, announced last week by the Jewish Book Council:

JEWISH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

“A Code of Jewish Ethics, Vol. 1: You Shall Be Holy”
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
(Crown Publishing Group)

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AMERICAN JEWISH STUDIES

“Emma Lazarus”
Esther Schor
(Schocken/Nextbook)

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ANTHOLOGIES AND COLLECTIONS

“Writing a Modern Jewish History: Essays in Honor of Salo W. Baron”
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, ed.
(Yale University Press/The Jewish Museum)

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BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY

“The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million”
Daniel Mendelsohn
(HarperCollins)

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CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

“The Book Thief”
Markus Zusak
(Random House Children’s Books)

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CONTEMPORARY JEWISH LIFE AND PRACTICE

“Fragmented Families: Patterns of Estrangement and Reconciliation”
Ellen B. Sucov
(Southern Hills Press)

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EASTERN EUROPEAN STUDIES

“Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968”
Marci Shore
(Yale University Press)

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EDUCATION AND JEWISH IDENTITY

“Building Jewish Roots: The Israel Experience”
Faydra Shapiro
(McGill-Queen’s University Press)

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FICTION

“The World To Come”
Dara Horn
(W. W. Norton)

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HISTORY

“Becoming Eichmann: Rethinking the Life, Crimes, and Trial of a ‘Desk Murderer’”
David Cesarani
(Da Capo Press)

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HOLOCAUST

“The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda During World War II and the Holocaust”
Jeffrey Herf
(Harvard University Press)

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ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S BOOKS

“The White Ram: A Story of Abraham and Isaac”
Mordicai Gerstein
(Holiday House)

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JEWISH FAMILY LITERATURE

“Lilith’s Ark: Teenage Tales of Biblical Women”
Deborah Bodin Cohen
(Jewish Publication Society)

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MODERN JEWISH THOUGHT AND EXPERIENCE

“The Rabbi’s Wife: The Rebbetzin in American Jewish Life”
Shuly Rubin Schwartz
(New York University Press)

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SCHOLARSHIP

“Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life”
Jon D. Levenson
(Yale University Press)

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SEPHARDIC CULTURE

“Folktales of the Jews, Vol. 1: Tales From the Sephardic Dispersion”
Dan Ben-Amos (ed.)
(Jewish Publication Society)

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WOMEN’S STUDIES

“Why Aren’t Jewish Women Circumcised?: Gender and Covenant in Judaism”
Shaye J.D. Cohen
(University of California Press)

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