Friday, January 15, 2016

Hayes wins Sarna Memorial Award

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTINE HAYES, winner of this year's Scholarship Award (the Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award) in the National Jewish Book Award competition of the Jewish Book Council. And congratulations also to the three finalists.
Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award


What's Divine About Divine Law? Early Perspectives
Christine Hayes
Princeton University Press


Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran
Jason Sion Mokhtarian
University of California Press

Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition
Benjamin S. Sommer
Yale University Press

Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts
Marc Michael Epstein, ed.
Princeton University Press
HT AJR. More on Hayes's book here. More on Mokhtarian's book here.