Congratulations to our friends at the Jewish Publication Society who won four National Jewish Book Awards last week.
Inventing Jewish Ritual by Vanessa Ochs, which I’ve blogged about, was the winner in the category of Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice.
The Power of Song and Other Sephardic Tales by Rita Roth was the winner in the category of Jewish Family Literature. Celebrating the Jewish Year edited by Paul Steinberg was named a Finalist in the category of Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice. A Shout in the Sunshine by Mara Cohen Ioannides was named a finalist in the category of Children’s Literature.
Other non-JPS winners include James L. Kugel, winner of the Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award for How to Read the Bible: A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now and MJL contributer Sarah Gershman for The Bedtime Sh’ma: A Good Night Book.
For a list of all of the winners, click here.
Pronounced: seh-FAR-dik, Origin: Hebrew, describing Jews descending from the Jews of Spain.