Ass’t Prof. Krakowski, Alumna Marglin *13 win National Jewish Book Awards

Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Coming of Age coverAssistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Judaic Studies Eve Krakowski and Jessica Marglin (Ph.D. 2013) won 2017 National Jewish Book Awards. Krakowski’s Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture (Princeton University Press, 2017) won the Barbara Dobkin Award for best book in Women’s Studies. Her book was also a finalist, along with Maimonides and the Merchants: Jewish Law and Society in the Medieval Islamic World (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017) by Mark R. Cohen, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, Emeritus, for the Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award in the Scholarship category. Marglin’s Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco (Yale University Press, 2016) won the Mimi S. Frank Award in Memory of Becky Levy in the Sephardic Culture category. Marglin’s book had earlier won the 2016 Salo Wittmayer Baron Book Prize awarded by the American Academy for Jewish Research for an outstanding first book in Jewish studies.

National Jewish Book Awards is the longest-running awards program of its kind and were established by the Jewish Book Council in 1950 in order to recognize outstanding works of Jewish literature