From Sharon Benamou, Vice President of the Research Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Division and chair of the Reference and Bibliography Awards committee:
I am pleased to announce that the AJL Judaica Awards Committee has reviewed 2013 reference and bibliography publications and successfully selected winners for both the reference and bibliography categories.
Solon Beinfeld and Harry Bochner’s Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary was chosen for the AJL Judaica Reference Award. The work includes 37,000 words and 53,000 definitions. It is a massive achievement and is a valuable resource forstudents, readers and researchers.
Mosheh Peli’s Mi-kitveha-ʻitim : ʻitonut ha-haśkalah me-1820 ʻad 1845 was chosen for the AJL Judaica Bibliography Award. It is a bibliography of eight journals of Haskalah from the Netherlands, Galicia, Germany and Lithuania. The bibliography analyzes each title separately and makes it possible to find articles that are written in archaic Hebrew.
Congratulations to all winners on their achievements!