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The Koret Foundation Awards are given annually to the most outstanding books on aspects of Jewish life in four categories:

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Fiction | History | Biography/ Autobiography and Literary Studies | Philosophy and Thought

Koret Jewish Book Awards

The Koret Jewish Book Awards are sponsored by the San Francisco based Koret Foundation in cooperation with the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. The Korets were established in 1998 and first awarded in 1999.

Award finalists are announced in February, and the Award winner in late March. Winners are honored at a ceremony in April each year. Winners in each category receive $15,000.

2002 Special Award for Literature: W. G. Sebald "In recognition of the elegance, the patient humanity, the probing quality of his work and, in particular, Austerlitz" | Hardcover | Paperback | e-book Microsoft | e-book Adobe

Koret Jewish Book Awards: Fiction

2002 The Complete Works of Isaac Babel | Hardcover

2001 Philip Roth for The Human Stain | HardcoverPaperback | Audio CassetteAudio Book Download Roth also won the 2001  PEN/Faulkner, his second.  1998 Pulitzer Prize winner for American Pastoral | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Audiobook  He won the PEN/Faulkner in 1994 for Operation Shylock | Paperback | Audio Download Goodbye, Columbus won the National Book Award 1960 | VHS | Hardcover | Paperback | Audiobook Download

2000 A Journey to the End of the Millennium, A Novel of the Middle Ages by Andre Bernard, author; translated by A. B. Yehoshua | Paperback

1999 Inaugural Award: Katschen & the Book of Joseph by Yoel Hoffmann | Hardcover | Paperback and Starting Out in the Evening by Brian Morton | Paperback

Koret Jewish Book Awards: History

2002 Eli Lederhendler for his work, New York Jews and the Decline of Urban EthnicityHardcover

2001 Jewish Enlightenment in an English Key: Anglo-Jewry's Construction of Modern Jewish Thought  by David B. RudermanHardcover

2000 Voices of the Matriarchs: Listening to the Prayers of Early Modern Jewish Women by Chava Weissler | Paperback

1999 Inaugural Award: Hebrews of the Portuguese Nation: Conversos and Community in Early Modern Amsterdam by Miriam Bodian | Paperback

Koret Jewish Book Awards: Biography/Autobiography

2002 How I Came Into My Inheritance and Other True Stories by Dorothy GallagherHardcoverPaperback

2001 Quarrel & Quandary: Essays by Cynthia OzickHardcover

2000 Spinoza's Heresy: Immortality and the Jewish Mind by Steven NadlerHardcover

1999 Inaugural Year of the Koret No Award Given

Koret Jewish Book Awards: Philosophy and Thought

2002 When a Jew Dies: the Ethnography of a Bereaved Son by Samuel C. HeilmanHardcover

2001 Searching for a Distant God: The Legacy of Maimonides by Kenneth SeeskinHardcover

2000 Along the Edge of Annihilation: The Collapse and Recovery of Life in the Holocaust Diary  by David PattersonHardcoverPaperback

1999 Inaugural Award: Rethinking Modern Judaism: Ritual, Commandment, Community by Arnold EisenHardcoverPaperback

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