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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DAVID WOLPE

Reviewed‭ "‬American Jewish Thought Since 1934‭" ‬for JRB

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MATTI FRIEDMAN

Wrote about social media narratives and Jerusalem for Tablet

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YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI

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

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GAL BECKERMAN

Interviewed Paul Theroux for The New York Times

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AYELET TSABARI

Edited Tongues: On Longing and Belonging through Language  

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DEBORAH HARRIS

Winner of NJBA

Mentorship Award honoring

Carolyn Starman Hessel

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AYELET TSABARI

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

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EVAN FALLENBERG

Mourns the loss of his Arabesque Hotel in Acre‭ ‬

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MATTI FRIEDMAN

Was a guest on the podcast Unorthodox

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YAAKOV KATZ 

Explains the latest Israeli elections on CNN

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AVIYA KUSHNER

Wrote about the etymology 
of Jewish racial slurs for
The Forward

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JONATHAN KRASNER

NJBA Winner Education

and Jewish Identity

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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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JOSH ROLNICK

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

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DANIEL TORDAY

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

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JAMES LOEFFLER

Reviews "A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the age of Nation-States"

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ADAM KIRSCH

Reviewed 'The Lady of Hebrew and Her Lovers of Zion'  by Hillel Halkin 

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SARAH BUNIN BENOR

NJBA Winner Education

and Jewish Identity

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YEHUDA MIRSKY

Spoke at the Am Olam Conference hosted by Makor Rishon

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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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ADAM KIRSCH

AVIYA KUSHNER

Talk about commentary, tradition and more in 
The Critical Flame

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MATTI FRIEDMAN

Was a guest on the podcast  "Us Among the Israelis"

 
 

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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