2016 Essay Prize Competition

2016 Essay Prize

APJ essay prize

Update: We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 APJ Essay Prize is Michael Haruni for his essay entitled “Praying and Truthfulness?”

The Association for the Philosophy of Judaism is dedicated to encouraging new work in the philosophy of Judaism.

Our annual APJ Essay Prize will be awarded to new work in the philosophy of Judaism. The winner will receive $500 and will also have their paper published in Faith & Philosophy, subject to the ratification of the editorial team of the journal. We are grateful to Faith & Philosophy for their support of our prize.

We define the philosophy of Judaism broadly, to include any of the following:

  • Philosophical engagement with any of the key texts of Rabbinic Judaism (Biblical or Rabbinic)
  • Philosophical engagement with any of the key tenets of Jewish faith
  • Philosophical engagement with any of the key concepts of Jewish peoplehood, such as communal identity over time.
  • Philosophical engagement with classical texts of Jewish philosophy and with philosophers of Judaism, i.e. with texts and philosophers that dealt with any of the issues raised above.

2016 Prize: We are happy to announce that the competition for the 2016 prize to be open. All are welcome to enter and should send their finished essays, prepared for blind review, to daniwrabinowitz [at] outlook.com.

Entries need to be unpublished, and should be submitted as word-documents or pdfs. Entries should be between 3,000 and 10,000 words in order to be considered for publication in Faith & Philosophy.

This year’s prize is generously supported by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.

Deadline for receipt of entries is 05 January 2017.

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