Nina S. Spiegel discusses her background in dance, her interest in place and memory, and the importance of light to her writing.

Meet Sami Rohr Prize Finalist Nina S. Spiegel author of Embodying Hebrew Culture: Aesthetics, Athletics, and Dance in the Jewish Community of Mandate Palestine

Eliyahu Stern discusses his newest projects, writing thank you notes, and the importance of coffee in the morning and wine in the evening to his writing.

Meet Sami Rohr Prize Finalist Eliyahu Stern author of The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism

Marni Davis, author of "Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition", discusses archival research, her junior year of high school, and her writing goals.

Marni Davis, author of "Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition", discusses archival research, her junior year of high school, and her writing goals.

Matti Friedman shares the book that helped inspire him to write non-fiction, offers an annotated list of book recommendations, and imagines his future granddaughter.

Matti Friedman’s Most Excellent Speech on why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict gets more attention than everything else.

Sami Rohr #Prize Finalist Sarah Bunin Benor discusses her new projects, offers five great book recommendations, and reveals where and how she first decided to be a writer.

Sami Rohr Prize Finalist Sarah Bunin Benor author of Becoming Frum

2014 Sami Rohr Prize Finalist: The Aleppo Codex: The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism

After the bar exam, the first book that I wanted to read from my growing list of "Books to Read" was The Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern J

2014 Sami Rohr Prize Finalist: Embodying Hebrew Culture: Aesthetics, Athletics, and Dance in the Jewish Community of Mandate Palestine

From the title one might think that this is a history of physical education classes. And in a certain way, that would be correct.

2014 Sami Rohr Prize Finalist: The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible

This true-life detective story unveils the journey of a sacred text--the tenth-century annotated bible known as the Aleppo Codex--from its hiding place in a Syrian synagogue to the newly founded state of Israel.

2014 Sami Rohr Prize Finalist: Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition

Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition by Marni Davis

2014 Sami Rohr Prize Finalist: Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism

Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism (Jewish Cultures of the World): Sarah Bunin Benor.

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