Rustow’s “Lost Archive” Named Finalist for 2020 National Jewish Book Award

Thursday, Jan 28, 2021

Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History Marina Rustow’s book, The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Princeton University Press), was named a finalist for a 2020 National Jewish Book Award in the Writ­ing Based on Archival Material” category (The JDC-Her­bert Katz­ki Award).

Inau­gu­rat­ed in 1950, the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards is the longest-run­ning North Amer­i­can awards pro­gram of its kind and is rec­og­nized as the most pres­ti­gious. The Awards are intend­ed to rec­og­nize authors, and encour­age read­ing, of out­stand­ing Eng­lish-lan­guage books of Jew­ish interest.