The Goldstein-Goren International Center for Jewish Thought is proud to announce the joint winners of the Triennial award for the best book in Jewish Thought for the years 2019-2021.
From among over seventy books submitted for consideration. The winning submissions are:
Jewish Socratic Questions in an Age without Plato
Permitting and Forbidding Open Inquiry in 12-15th Century Europe and North Africa
Brill (2021), 266 pp. (English)
A Heartless Chicken
Religion and Science in Early Modern Rabbinic Culture
Bialik Institute (2021), 432 pp. (Hebrew)
Awards that were bestowed are as follows:
2019: Adi Ophir and Ishay Rosen-Zvi, Goy: Israel's Multiple Others and the Birth of the Gentile (Oxford University Press)
2016: Benjamin D. Sommer, Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library, 2015)
2013: Ephraim Kanarfogel, The intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz (Wayne State University Press, 2012) and Roni Weinstein, Break the Vessels: Kabbalah and Jewish Modernity ( Tel-Aviv University Press, 2011, in Hebrew)
2010: Eliezer Schweid, Criticism on Modern Secular Culture [Hebrew] (Magnes Press, Jerusalem, 2007)
2007: Yair Lorberbaum, The Image of God: Halacha and Aggada [Hebrew] (Schoken Publishing House, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, 2004).
2004: Peter E. Gordon, Rosenzweig and Heidegger: Between Judaism and German Philosophy (University of California Press, Berkeley 2003), and Mordechai Akiva Friedman, Maimonides, the Yemenite Messiah and Apostasy [Hebrew] (Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem 2002).
2001: Moshe Halbertal, Between Torah and Wisdom [Hebrew] (Magnes Press, Jerusalem 2000) and Dov Schwartz, Astral Magic in Medieval Jewish Thought [Hebrew] (Bar-Ilan University Press, Ramat-Gan 1999).