HONORING EXCELLENCE

NURTURING TALENT

CREATING A COMMUNITY FOR JEWISH LITERATURE

 

2021 WINNER

Sami Rohr Inspiration Award for Fiction

Watch Award Ceremony

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DOUBLEDAY

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W.W. NORTON & COMPANY

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HARPER

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HARPER

"Make your bookshelves
your companions" 

-Judah Ibn Tibbon-

 

SAMI ROHR PRIZE FOR JEWISH LITERATURE

INAUGURATED IN 2007 BY THE ROHR FAMILY

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The Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature honors the legacy of Sami Rohr z”l, who enjoyed a lifelong love of Jewish learning and great books.

As the premier award of its kind, the annual prize recognizes the unique role of contemporary writers in the examination and transmission of the Jewish experience. The $100,000 prize is presented to an emerging writer who demonstrates the potential for continued contribution to the world of Jewish literature.

Finalists and winners of monetary prizes become Fellows in the Sami Rohr Jewish Literary Institute. Past winners have acknowledged the impact of the Prize on their careers and professional pursuits.

 

AROUND THE WORLD WITH SRP

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DEBORAH LIPSTADT

Named State Department Antisemitism Envoy

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GAL BECKERMAN

The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas is now available for pre-order

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IDRA NOVEY

Wrote a new short story,
"The Glacier", 
 for the 
The Yale Review 

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RUTH FRANKLIN

Wrote about‭ "‬What We Lose When Only Men Write About Men‭" ‬for The New York Times‭

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MIKHAL DEKEL

Named 2020-2021‭ ‬City College of NY Stuart Z‭. ‬Katz Professor in the Humanities and the Arts

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HAIM WATZMAN

With Akin Ajai on August 15 Translating in Nabakov's shadow 

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AVIYA KUSHNER

New poetry collection Wolf Lamb Bomb was named new & noteworthy by The New York Times

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MATTI FRIEDMAN

Reviewed Reeves Weideman's "Billion Dollar Loser" for JRB

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YEHUDA MIRSKY

Spoke at the Am Olam Conference hosted by
Makor Rishon

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YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI

Wrote about‭ "‬Israel's Real Existential Threat‭" ‬for
The New York Times

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YEHUDA MIRSKY

Reviewed The Invention of Jewish Theocracy by Alexander Kaye

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MATTI FRIEDMAN 

On Malka Haas's revolutionary educational approach for The Atlantic 

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LILA CORWIN BERMAN

 "The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex" reviewed in The Jewish Currents

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EVAN FALLENBERG

Mourns the loss of his Arabesque Hotel in Acre‭ ‬

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DANIEL TORDAY

‭ ‬Wrote a new short story‭, "‬A Guide for the Perplexed‭" ‬for The Harvard Review

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IDRA NOVEY

Read new work for the 2021 Cherry Tree Young Writers' Conference

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DAVID WOLPE

Lessons of the Torah's talking donkey for Mosaic

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AYELET TSABARI

Discussed her memoir with Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA

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JOSH ROLNICK

Wrote a new short story‭, "‬Magnolia Knoll‭" ‬for Boulevard Magazine

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ADAM KIRSCH

AVIYA KUSHNER

Talk about commentary, tradition and more in 
The Critical Flame

 
 

CONTACT

Debra Goldberg, Director:

T. +1-516-548-3921  M. +972-52-333-8095  |  F. +972-9-744-1180  |  debra@samirohrprize.org

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