Luckens Prize Recipients
2016: Judah Bernstein (New York University)
"A Preacher in Exile"
Honorable Mention, Neri Ariel
"Lost Jewish Culture Retrieved from Vienna Literary Treasures"
2015: Golan Moskowitz (Brandeis University)
"Wild American Things"
2014: Yitzchak Schwartz (Center for Israel Studies at Yeshiva University)
"The Hispanic Society Bible: Jewish Art and Identity on the Cusp of Modernity"
2013: Tania Tulcin (Yeshiva University)
"Looking Down from the 'Tip of the Yud': Judah Leib Gordon's Critique of Rabbinic Culture in Late Imperial Russia."
2012: Rachel Scheinerman (Yale University)
"'The Scepter Shall Not Depart from Judah': Jewish and Christian Messianic Interpretation of Genesis 49:10"
2011: Mark Beitman (University of Chicago School of Divinity)
“Crisis and Mystical Creativity: Three Perspectives”
2010: Devorah Shubowitz (Indiana University)
"How women have sought to become part of the rabbinic debate in traditional Judaism"
2009: Amitai Bin-Nun
2008: Ingrid Anderson (Boston University)
"Leo Strauss, political theory and Judaism"
2007: Arie Dubnow (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
"Isaiah Berlin, nationalism and liberalism"
2006: Rebecca Scharbach (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
"To dwell in dignity: Maimonides on sense perception"
2005: Doron Shultziner (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
"A Jewish Conception of Human Dignity”
2004: Aaron Hughes (University of Calgary)
"The Hermeneutics of Ocular Desire: Imagination and Aesthetics in the Dialoghi d'Amore."