Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism
Sami Rohr Prize
This book offers a new narrative of modern Jewish history based on the life and legacy of the most influential modern rabbinic figure, the eighteenth-century rabbi Elijah ben Solomon, known as the Vilna Gaon.
Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays
Phyllis Goodhart Gordan
This colorful account of Lord Strange’s Men, a renowned acting troupe that briefly dominated the London stage in the late Elizabethan Era, explores the company’s distinctive approach to the works of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and others; its bold theatrical innovations; and its remarkable influence on the dramaturgy of the time.