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J.I SEGAL LITERARY AWARDS

This year the J.I. Segals Awards celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The awards gala will take place
on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the JPL



The 2018 J.I. Segal winners are:

 

 

Dr. Hirsh and Dvora Rosenfeld Award for Yiddish Literature – co-winners

Velvl Chernin, Michael Felsenbaum, Valery Dymshits, Dov-Ber Kerler (editors)

A ring: Antologye: Yidishe poezye - der nokhn-ḥurbn-dor (A Link: Anthology: Yiddish Poetry - The Post-Holocaust-Generation)

(Natsyonaler insṭants far Yidisher ḳulṭur - Israeli National Authority for Yiddish Culture, 2017)

 

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Dr. Hirsh and Dvora Rosenfeld Award for Yiddish Literature – co-winner

Ber Kotlerman

Der sod fun vayse bern (The Secret of Polar Bears)

(Natsyonaler insṭants far Yidisher ḳulṭur - Israeli National Authority for Yiddish Culture, 2017)

 

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Dr. Hirsh and Dvora Rosenfeld Award for Hebrew Literature

Ehud Diskin

בירושלים בודד זאב

(Lone Wolf in Jerusalem)

(Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books, 2016)

 

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Mona Elaine Adilman English Fiction and Poetry Award on a Jewish Theme

Ariela Freedman

Arabic For Beginners

(Linda Leith Publishing, 2017)

 

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English Non-Fiction Award on a Jewish Theme

Daniel Kupfert Heller

Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism

(Princeton University Press, 2017)

 

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Shulamis Yelin Award for French Literature on a Jewish Theme

Olga Hazan

Stratégies figuratives dans l'art juif

(Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2017)

 

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Rosa and the late David Finestone Canadian Jewish Studies Award for Best Book in English or French

Pierre Anctil

Histoire des Juifs du Québec

(Les Éditions du Boréal, 2017)

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Concordia University Azrieli Institute Award for Best Book in Israel Studies in English or French

Noam Zadoff

Gershom Scholem: From Berlin to Jerusalem and Back

(Brandeis University Press, 2017)

 

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Translation Award for a Book on a Jewish Theme

Vivian Felsen

The Vale of Tears by Rabbi Pinchas Hirschsprung, translated from the Yiddish 

(The Azrieli Foundation, 2016)

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Michael Moskovitz Award for a Film on a Jewish Theme

Edith Jorisch

L'Héritier (The Heir)

(Sylvie Tremblay, DATSIT Studio Inc., 2016)

 

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Yaacov Zipper Award in Education

(not awarded this year)

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