Judaic Studies Concentrator Lex Rofes '13 was published in the Winter 2013 issue of Contact, a quarterly journal run by the Steinhardt Foundation. His article, "Jewish Learning on Campus: Why I Care About Rabbis Who Died 2,000 Years Ago," discusses his vastly different but equally strong connections to Jewish learning and to Judaic Studies.
The award will go to the best academic essay written by a current Brown University undergraduate (regardless of concentration) on any topic relating to Jews and Judaism. Papers that use interdisciplinary approaches are especially encouraged.
Submissions can include (but are not limited to) a paper used in a course (revised or not), original research, or a thesis chapter that can stand on its own.