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"Every year that I have the privilege of reading new stories by the Rohr candidates, I feel a renewed faith in what Jewish literature can be, and how it can teach, stir and connect us. The Rohr Prize is one of the purest celebrations of excellence, creativity and Jewish imagination."

Abigail Pogrebin

Deborah E. Lipstadt

Golda Meir: Israel’s Matriarch 

Yale University Press


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Samuel Freedman 

Into the Bright Sunshine: Young Hubert Humphrey and the Fight for Civil Rights 

Oxford University Press

JULY 2023


Paul Goldberg

The Dissident



Farrar, Straus and Giroux

JUNE 2023


Jonathan Rosen

The Best Minds: A Story of Friendship, Madness and the Tragedy of Good Intentions 

Penguin Press

APRIL 2023


Benjamin Balint

Bruno Schulz: An Artist, a Murder, and the Hijacking of History, Benjamin Balint   

W. W. Norton & Company

APRIL 2023


Daniel Gordis

Impossible Takes Longer: 75 Years After Its Creation, Has Israel Fulfilled Its Founders' Dreams? 


APRIL 2023

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Idra Novey

Take What You Need

Viking Press

March 2023

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Jeremy Dauber

Mel Brooks: Disobedient Jew 

Yale University Press

March 2023

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Jonathan Wilson

The Red Balcony

Schocken Books

February 2023

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Daniel Torday

The 12th Commandment

St. Martin's Press

January 2023

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Margot Singer
& Nicole Walker (editors)

Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction

(2nd edition) 

Bloomsbury Academic

January 2023

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Adam Kirsch

The Revolt Against Humanity: Imagining a Future without Us

Columbia Global Reports

January 2023

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Adam D. Mendelsohn

Jewish Soldiers in
the Civil War:
The Union Army 

NYU Press

November 2022

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Danya Ruttenberg

On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World

Beacon Press 

September 2022

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Josh Lambert

The Literary Mafia: Jews, Publishing, and Postwar American Literature

Yale University Press

July 2022

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Elisa Albert

Human Blues

Simon & Schuster

July 2022

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Adam Kirsch 

The Discarded Life

Red Hen Press

May 2022

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Matti Friedman

Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai


Spiegel & Grau

April 2022

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Gal Beckerman

The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas 


February 2022

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