Brandeis faculty books finalists for National Jewish Book Awards

Cover of Jonathan Sarna's book Lincoln and the Jews: A History
Cover of Laura Jockusch's book Jewish Honor Courts

The Jewish Book Council recognized two books by Brandeis faculty as finalists for the 2015 National Jewish Book Award.

Lincoln and the Jews: A History,” by Jonathan D. Sarna, '75, MA'75, the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, and Benjamin Shapell, was a finalist for the American Jewish Studies category.

Laura Jockusch, the Albert Abramson Assistant Professor of Holocaust Studies, and Gabriel N. Finder were co-editors of “Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust,” a finalist in the Holocaust category.

The Jewish Book Council has presented the National Jewish Book Awards for 65 years, making it North America’s longest running Jewish literature awards program.

The council's mission is to promote the reading, writing and publication of Jewish interest literature. Engaging and educating authors and readers across the globe, Jewish Book Council works to enrich Jewish life and identity and create conversations with generations of readers across communities.

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