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2019 Reference and Bibliography Awards

2019 Reference and Bibliography Awards

The Association of Jewish Libraries Judaica Reference and Bibliography Awards Committee would like to announce this year's awards, given to works published during 2019. Awards are as follows:

Bibliography award:

Gross, William, Orly Tzion, and Falk Wiesemann, eds. Catalog of Catalogs: A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2019.

Reference award:

Sienna, Noam, and Judith Plaskow.A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts from the First Century to 1969. Philadelphia, PA: Print-O-Craft Press, 2019.

Honorary mention (Reference):

Tapper, Aaron Hahn, and Mira Sucharov, eds.Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational and Contemporary Debates. Toronto; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division, 2019.

Lifetime achievement award:

Singerman, Robert.Judaica Americana: A Bibliography of Publications to 1900. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Electronic edition: 2019.

Please see our press release for more information.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank committee members Haim Gottschalk, Anne Knafl, Gabriel Mordoch, and David Levy, who have worked tirelessly to put together a worthy list of candidate works and review the finalists.

We would also like to recognize and thank Dr. Greta Silver of New York (Reference Award) and Mr. Eric Kline of Santa Monica (Bibliography Award) for their commitment and continuing support of these awards.


Amalia S. Levi
AJL Reference and Bibliography Committee Chair

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