Translation Competition

Program Application

Translation Competition


The HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) is pleased to announce the seventh annual competition to translate a book on a topic that deals in a significant way with Jews and gender. Applications will be accepted from both authors and/or translators. Preference will be given to proposals for books already under contract (or agreement) for publishing in the translated language. The amount of money that will be awarded is contingent on the particular translation needs of the book. The award goes exclusively towards the translation costs.


Deadline: Monday, November 16, 2015
Decisions will be announced by April 4, 2016.

Previous Translation Prize Winners

2015:

Rachel Levmore
Spare Your Eyes Tears: Prenuptial Agreements for the Prevention of Get-Refusal, © Jerusalem 2009.

Naomi Seidman
A Revolution in the Name of Tradition: Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Schools, London, 2016. (Award given for appendix: translation of Sarah Schenirer’s Gezamelte Shriften, 1933/34.)

2014:

Assaf Shapira
The Representation of Women in Israeli Politics: A Comparative Perspective, Hebrew

Margalit Shilo
Zionist Women's Struggle for Suffrage in Mandatory Palestine 1917-1926, Hebrew

2013:

Pauline Wengeroff, translated by Shulamit Magnus
Memoiren einer Grossmutter: Bilder aus der Kulturgeschichte der Juden Russlands im 19. Jahrhundert. Band II., Hebrew

Inbar Raveh, translated by Kaeren Fish
Feminist Readings of Rabbinical Literature, Hebrew

2012:

Anat Hacohen, translated by Ora Cummings
Hebrew Women Join (the) Forces, Hebrew

Nelly Las, translated by Ruth Morris
Voix juives dans le feminisme, French

2011:

Chochana Boukhobza, translated by Nina Lichtenstein
Pour l’amour du père, French

2010:

Various authors, translated by Judy Batalion
Freuen in di Ghettos, Yiddish and German

Reina Rutlinger-Reiner, translated by Jeff Green
The Audacity of Holiness, Hebrew

Shulamit Gilboa, translated by Chaya Galai
Four Men and One Woman, Hebrew

2009:

Esther Carmel Hakim, translated by Fern Sechback
Shalhevet Yerukah, Hebrew