Bellow and others win Jewish book awards

Barbara Rogasky's "The Golem," about the legend of Rabbi Loew of Prague, came in first in the children's book category.

Cynthia Ozick was honored for her contributions to Jewish literature.

The annual awards, which were presented last month in New York, are given to authors of Jewish books published in the United States and Canada.

Finalists in other categories were:

*Autobiography/Memoir: "Miriam's Kitchen" by Elizabeth Ehrlich.

*Children's picture books: "Marven of the Great North Woods" by Kathryn Lasky.

*Holocaust: "Nazi Germany and the Jews: Vol. I: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939" by Saul Friedlander.

*Israel/Zionism: "Rubber Bullets: Power and Conscience in Modern Israel" by Yaron Ezrahi.

*Jewish/Christian relations: "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara" by David Kertzer.

*Jewish education: "Succeeding in Jewish Education: How One Synagogue Made it Work" by Joseph Reimer.

*Jewish history: "German-Jewish History in Modern Times" edited by Michael Meyer.

*Jewish thought: "Stalking Elijah: Adventures with Today's Mystical Masters" by Rodger Kamenetz.

*Jewish scholarship: "Revelation Restored" by David Weiss Halivni.

*Sephardi-Ashkenazi culture and customs: "The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York" by Claudia Roden.

*Visual Arts: "Judaica at the Smithsonian: Cultural Politics as Cultural Model" by Grace Cohen Grossman and Richard Eighme Ahlborn.