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1986 National Jewish Book Awards
BIOGRAPHY
D
r
. M
oses
L
eo
G
itel son
A
w a r d
,
presented
by
Dr. Susan Aure­
lia Gitelson.
Chaim Weizmann: The Making o f a Zionist Leader
, by Jehuda
Reinharz (Oxford University Press)
In this first volume of a projected two-volume biography, Rein­
harz paints a textured portrait of Weizmann — the man, the sci­
entist, the dedicated Zionist and diplomat — ending volume 1 at
the point of his greatest success. A readable, yet profoundly
scholarly book which is an invaluable contribution toward under­
standing the inside story of Zionist history.
J
u d g e s
:
Elenore Lester, The Jewish Week; Rabbi David A.
Teutsch, Reconstructionist Congregations and Havurot; Dr.
Walter Dubler, Herbert H. Lehman College.
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
W
illiam
(Z
ev
) F
rank
M
emorial
A
w a r d
,
presented
by
Ellen and
David Scheinfeld.
In Kindling Flame: The Story ofHannah Senesh, 1921 -1944
, by Linda
Atkinson (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard)
In Kindling Flame
is a biography which not only documents the
story of Hannah Senesh’s brief life, but does so in a wonderfully
dramatic way. The reader becomes engrossed in the life of this
fascinating girl whose poetry and diary entries make her live
again. It is not only well-written, evoking sympathy and pathos,
but also uplifting in its portrayal of such a strong love of Zion.
J
u d g e s
:
Hazel Karp, librarian, Hebrew Academy o f North
Atlanta; Eduardo Rauch, Melton Research Center; Barbara Ann
Porte, author.
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