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The Torah: A Women’s Commentary, Co-edited by Dr. Tamara Eskenazi and Dr. Andrea Weiss, Chosen as Winner of Jewish Book Council’s 2008 Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009


The Torah: A Women's Commentary, co-edited by Dr. Tamara Eskenazi, Professor of Bible at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, and Dr. Andrea Weiss, Assistant Professor of Bible at HUC-JIR/New York, has been chosen as the winner of the Jewish Book Council's 2008 Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award.  This groundbreaking volume, published by the Women of Reform Judaism and URJ Press, features the scholarship of hundreds of women scholars from around the world and incorporates new critical approaches, feminism, and innovative research from the perspectives of Bible scholarship, intellectual history, literature, archaeology, and rabbinic interpretation. The Award will be presented at the National Jewish Book Awards ceremony on Thursday, March 5, at the Center for Jewish History in New York.

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