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1982 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS
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Morris J. Kaplun Memorial Award
The judges for this award were Dr. Stephen P. Cohen, associate
professor of Social Psychology, CUNY Graduate School, Dr.
Raphael Patai, author and winner of a National Jewish Book
Award, and David C. Gross, publisher and editor, The Jewish
Week-American Examiner (N.Y.). The judges unanimously
selected
Egypt and Israel
(Richard Marek Publishers) by Howard
M. Sachar for this award. The volume reviews the social,
economic and political factors that led to the animosity between
Egypt and Israel and unravels the complicated events which led to
the signing of the Camp David Peace Treaty. Dr. Sachar previ­
ously won the National Jewish Book Award — Israel in 1977 for .<4
History o f Israel
(Alfred A. Knopf). Other nominees for the award
were:
American Immigrants in Israel: Social Identities and Change
by
Kevin Avruch (University of Chicago Press), and
A Time to Reap:
The M iddle Age o f Women in Five Israeli Subcultures
by Nancy Datan
et al (Johns Hopkins University Press).
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Gildesgame Award
The judges for this award were Dr. Leila Avrin, lecturer, Grad­
uate School of Library and Archive Studies, Hebrew University,
Dr. Abraham Kampf, professor, Department of Art, University
of Haifa, and Julius Schatz, director, Commission on Jewish Life
and Culture, American Jewish Congress. The judges unani­
mously selected
A r t o f the Holocaust
(Rutledge Press) by Janet
Blatter and Dr. Sybil Milton for this award. The book presents the
art of both Jewish and non-Jewish artists across the European
continent. It includes a preface by Irving Howe, an historical
introduction by Henry Friedlander, and a discussion of the role,
conditions and psyche of the Holocaust artists by Janet Blatter.
There were no other nominees for this award.
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The judges for this award were Dina Abramowicz, librarian,
YIVO, Hyman B. Bass, author and director, Congress for Jewish