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JUDGES:
David G ro ss ,
Editor-,
R aphae l Patai,
Author-,
David Szonyi,
Radius Institute, State University o f N .Y . .
SCHO LARSH IP
S
a r a h
H .
K
u s h n e r
M
e m o r ia l
A
w a r d
The Friars and theJews
by J e r em y C oh en (C o rne ll U n ivers ity Press)
T h e book sheds new ligh t on on e o f th e c en tra l p rob lem s o f
Jew ish h is tory: th e p e rp le x in g sh ift in C h r is tian E u ro p e in th e
late M idd le Ages from a re la tive to le ran ce o f Jew ry to a g row ing
in to le ran c e which e v e n tu a ted in th e successive expu ls ion s o f Jew s
f rom m uch o f W e s te rn E u rop e . O n th e basis o f a close a n d o r ig i­
nal re a d in g o f th e sources , C oh en d em o n s t ra te d th a t it was th e
w ritings an d p re a ch ing s o f th e D om in ican a n d F ranc iscan fr ia rs
th a t p layed a m a jo r ro le in th is tra n s fo rm a t io n .
JUDGES:
S teph en
Bay m e , American Jewish Committee-,
A lan M intz,
University o f Maryland-,
H aym Soloveitchik,
Yeshiva University.
VISUAL ART S
L
e o n
L. G
ild e sg am e
A
w a r d
Israel in Antiquity
by A nd rew S. A ck e rm an a n d Susan L.
B rau n s te in (T he Jew ish Museum )
A book-catalog o f an im p o r ta n t archeo log ica l exh ib i tion
fe a tu r in g the e xp lo ra tion , via two sites, o f th e re lig ion , hom e life
a n d political e n v iro nm e n t o f the p e r io d f rom 1,000 B.C.E. to 70
C.E
.Israel in Antiquity
is a v ib ran t, living re c o rd o f o u r th r iv in g cu l­
tu r e w ith im p o r ta n t links to o u r Jew ish c u l tu re o f today . T h e
book is lovingly illu s tra ted an d in te lligen tly desc r ib ed an d biblio-
g ra p h e d .
JUDGES:
C onstance L ow en tha l,
Metropolitan Museum o f Art-,
Ju l iu s
Schatz,
American Jewish Congress
; Sheila Schwartz,
Whitney
Museum .
YIDD ISH L ITERATU RE
T
h e
W
o r k m e n
s
C
irc l e
A
w a r d
Kanader Yidisher Zamlbukh
(C anad ian Jew ish An tho logy ) . E d ited
by C ha im Sp ilbe rg an d Yaacov Z ippe r . (N a tion a l C omm it tee fo r
Y idd ish a t th e C an ad ian Jew ish Congress).
A rep re sen ta t iv e an tho logy o f C an ad ian -Y idd ish po e try ,
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