Jason Sion Mokhtarian’s book, Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran, was selected by the Jewish Book Council as a finalist for the Nahum Sarna Memorial Award for Scholarship as a part of the 2015 Jewish Book Awards.

NJBA Finalist seal.

The Jewish Book Council, dating back to 1925, is one of the oldest organizations providing continual service to the American Jewish community. Additionally, the National Jewish Book Awards, now in its 65th year, is the longest-running program for recognizing high quality, informed Jewish scholarship and literature in North America.

Read more about the awards, including the press release of the full results, here. Many congratulations to Jason and the rest of this year’s NJBA finalists and winners!