​​Te winner of the 2019 Goldstein-Goren Book Award is:


Israel's Multiple Others and the Birth of the Gentile

by Adi Ophir and Ishay Rosen-Zvi


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The center offers an award every three years to the best recent book in the field of Jewish thought published either in English or Hebrew. The amount of the award is $30,000.

The Goldstein-Goren International Center for Jewish Thought invites submission for its triennial book award, given for the most significant original book of Jewish thought or academic scholarship on the subject of Jewish thought (all periods and genres). Books must be written in Hebrew or in English and have been published during the years 2019-2021.

Applicants for the award should submit three copies of their books to the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Beer-Sheva 8410501, Israel.

Please send them DELIVERY DUTY PAID (DDP). All books must be received by December 31, 2021.

Editions or translations of texts, edited collections, or anthologies will not be considered.

The award will be presented at the 2019 meeting of Ben-Gurion University's Board of Governors in Beer-Sheva, June 2022.

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).