Rustow’s “Lost Archive” Named Finalist for 2020 National Jewish Book Award

Posted
July 12, 2021

The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue by Marina RustowKhedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History Marina Rustow’s book, The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Princeton University Press), was named a finalist for a 2020 National Jewish Book Award in the “Writ­ing Based on Archival Material” category (The JDC-Her­bert Katz­ki Award).

“Inau­gu­rat­ed in 1950, the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards is the longest-run­ning North Amer­i­can awards pro­gram of its kind and is rec­og­nized as the most pres­ti­gious. The Awards are intend­ed to rec­og­nize authors, and encour­age read­ing, of out­stand­ing Eng­lish-lan­guage books of Jew­ish interest.”