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Acclaim: Honors for Blumenthal, Hofmann, Lesser and Goldstein

David Blumenthal is the subject of a recently published book, "David R. Blumenthal: Living with God and Humanity."

Blumenthal is Jay & Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies in the Department of Religion of Emory College.

Edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes, the book is the seventh in the series "Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers." It includes an introductory chapter, "David R. Blumenthal: An Intellectual Portrait," as well as several of Blumenthal's essays that give a sense of the breadth of his scholarly contributions.

Richie Hofmann has won the Beatrice Hawley Award for Poetry.

Hofmann is a Creative Writing Fellow in Emory College.

The Beatrice Hawley Award is given annually by Alice James Books. The award includes publication of a book-length poetry manuscript and a cash prize of $2,000.

Hofmann’s first book of poetry, "Second Empire," will be published in November 2015 by Alice James Books.

Jeffrey Lesser and Eric L. Goldstein are among contributing authors to the winner of the National Jewish Book Award.

Lesser is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History and chair of the Department of History in Emory College. Goldstein is associate professor of history.

Both have chapters in the anthology “1929.0: Mapping the Jewish World,” edited by Hasia R. Diner and Gennady Estraikh and published by New York University Press.

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