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The Torah: A Women's Commentary Wins National Book Award


The Torah: A Women’s Commentary Receives the National Jewish Book Award - groundbreaking volume provides women a voice in commentary.

Mrs. Edith Everett presents the Jewish Book Council Book of the Year Everett Award to editors Rabbi Andrea Weiss and Dr. Tamara Cohn EskenaziWhen the 58th annual Jewish Book Awards ceremony was held on March 5th, the top prize, the Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year award, was given to the groundbreaking The Torah: A Women’s Commentary.

Published by WRJ and its partner, the URJ Press, the publication, edited by Dr. Tamara Eskenazi and Rabbi Andrea L. Weiss, is the result of fourteen years of work by more than 100 women theologians, historians, sociologists, scholars, anthropologists, poets, rabbis, and cantors from the United States, Canada, Israel, and South America.

Please click on the speaker's name below to read their remarks at the event.

Blu Greenberg - President of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance                      

Dr. Tamara Eskenazi

Rabbi Andrew Weiss

For information about WRJ's new study program, based on the commentary, please click here.


The Torah: A Women's Commentary editors Rabbi Andrea Weiss and Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, with WRJ Executive Director Shelley Lindauer and First Vice President Lynn Magid Lazar

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