Two books of Chabad teachings were nominated for the Benjamin Franklin Awards, and one received the coveted gold medal.
By Anash.org reporter
Two books of Chabad teachings were nominated for the Benjamin Franklin Awards,of 2020, and one received the coveted gold medal.
One of the highest national honors for independent publishers, the prestigious award recognizes leading independently published books by highlighting the best titles and trends in major publishing categories each year. Judges by 150 librarians, booksellers, and design and editorial experts who weigh and evaluate more than 3,500 submissions in over 50 categories, the finalists exemplify professional standards, high-quality content and innovative design.
The award gala is usually held in person, but this year with the COVID-19 pandemic preventing gatherings, the awards were announced in a virtual ceremony.
Among the finalists in the religion category were Jewish Living by Rabbis Zalman Goldstein and Michoel Zeligson, and Wisdom to Heal the Earth by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman.
Freeman’s book, his latest, was chosen from among the finalists to receive the prestigious gold medal.