The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Selma and Lewis Weinstein Prize in Jewish Studies. Raya Rivka Koreh ’18 of Adams House and Hannah Hess ’19 of Mather House both won this past spring’s Selma and Weinstein Prize in Jewish Studies. The Weinstein Prize, which is given to the Harvard University Student who submits the best undergraduate essay in Jewish Studies, was established by Lewis H. Weinstein, A.B. 1927, LL.B. 1930


Raya Koreh’s entry, “‘Jewish Justice’: The Capture of Adolf Eichmann and the Evolution of Anti-Semitism, 1960-1962” awarded the first place prize.

Raya’s abstract


Hannah Hess’ entry, “Machloket1 at Harvard University: The Contrasting Understandings of Maimonides by Harvard’s First and Second Judaic Studies Chairs” awarded the second place prize.

Hannah’s abstract