Congratulations to Prof. Chaim Gans on winning the Schnitzer Book Award

The Schnitzer Book Award recognizes outstanding scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies and honors scholars whose work reflects innovative research and theoretical sophistication.
31 October 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) has awarded Prof. Chaim Gans with the Schnitzer Book Award for “A Political Theory for the Jewish People” (OUP, 2016) in the Philosophy and Jewish Thought category.

The Hebrew edition won the Bahat Prize in 2012.

The award-winning book presents a liberal political theory for the Jewish people by distinguishing among several interpretations of the Zionist political idea and several post-nationalist alternatives currently proposed for it by Israeli and American post-Zionist thinkers. It explicates the historiographical and philosophical foundations of all these approaches and their implications for the relationships between Jews and Arabs in Israel and Palestine, and between Jews in Israel and world Jews.

Prof. Gans is a political philosopher and Professor of Law at the Buchmann Faculty of Law. He was awarded the Landau Prize for Academic Excellence in Political Science and International Relations and the Cheshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Law in 2012. In 2004, he won the Minkoff Prize for Excellence in Law.

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