KORET JEWISH BOOK AWARD
FOR
PHILOSOPHY and THOUGHT
1999-2004
 

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 aceremony in April each year. Winners in each category received $15,000 in 2002. The categories are Fiction,  Biography/Autobiography, History, and Philosophy and Thought. The winners in the latter category are shown in the following table.

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2004 Daniel Matt The Zohar, Pritzker Edition, Volumes I and II
2003 Moshe Idel Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation
2002 Samuel C. Heilman When a Jew Dies: The Ethnography of a Bereaved Son
2001 Kenneth Seeskin Searching for a Distant God: The Legacy of Maimonides
2000 David Patterson Along the Edge of Annihilation: The Collapse and Recovery of Life in the Holocaust Diary
1999 Arnold Eisen Rethinking Modern Judaism: Ritual, Commandment, Community 

 
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