Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Kurshan and Tigay win Jewish literature prize

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH: Ilana Kurshan wins $100,000 Jewish Literature Sami Rohr Prize. American immigrant to Israel wins Jewish literature prize for memoir highlighting effect of Talmud study on her life (JTA via Arutz Sheva).
Ilana Kurshan has won the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for her book “If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir.”
Ms. Kurshan won first prize. For more on her book, see here and links. Chanan Tigay was one of three third-place finalists and he won $5,000.
Tigay, whose book “The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt For The World’s Oldest Bible” is about the mystery surrounding a Dead Sea Scroll, is a former reporter for JTA.
The book is about the Shapira scroll, which is not exactly a Dead Sea Scroll. For more on his book, see here and links.

It's good to see this recognition of these two important books.

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