The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University announced the recipients of the 2015 Selma and Lewis Weinstein Prize in Jewish Studies. Elena Florence Hoffenberg ’16, a junior in Cabot House, and Yoav Schaefer ’15, a senior in Adams House, both won this year’s Selma and Lewis Weinstein Prize in Jewish Studies. The Weinstein Prize, which is given to the Harvard University student who submits the best undergraduate essay in Jewish studies, was established by Lewis H. Weinstein, A.B. 1927, LL.B. 1930.
Elena Hoffenberg’s entry, “A Shprakh of One’s Own: Women and Language in the Stories of Fradel Shtok,” won the first place prize.
Yoav Schaefer’s entry, “Brushing History Against the Grain: The Theopolitics of Walter Benjamin,” won the second place prize.