ON REPENTANCE AND REPAIR wins the National Jewish Book Award

We’re so pleased to share that Danya Ruttenberg‘s On Repentance and Repair has won the National Jewish Book Award in the category of Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice.

The National Jewish Book Award is the longest-running and most prestigious of its kind—past notable winners include Philip Roth, Elie Wiesel, Jonathan Safran Foer, Alice Hoffman, and many others.

In an excerpt from the Jewish Book Council’s write-up, they say:

Despite her com­plex, even aca­d­e­m­ic, approach, Rut­ten­berg has writ­ten an acces­si­ble, time­ly text of what it means to make amends, take part in true repair work, and seek for­give­ness. She cuts through the rhetor­i­cals and hypo­thet­i­cals to offer real, con­crete guid­ance on what must be done to heal and move for­ward from wrongdoing.

You can read the full write-up here and the full list of winners here.