Awards and Recognition
29 June 2020
Prof. Michael E. Stone
Congratulations to Prof. Michael E. Stone, founder of the Orion Center, on receipt of the Enoch Seminar Life Achievement Award, “in gratitude for his
exceptional contribution to the field of Second Temple Jewish Studies and his generous service in the Enoch Seminar."
The Award will be presented at the opening of the 2020 Enoch Seminar.
Click here to see the Awards program.
In June 2019, Prof. Stone was elected to the Israel Academy of Arts & Sciences, in recognition of his major contributions to the study of Second Temple Judaism and Armenian studies, with special mention of his founding of the Orion Center.
Prof. Vered Noam
The Orion Center congratulates our distinguished colleague, Prof. Vered Noam, of Tel-Aviv University, on being awarded the 2020 Israel Prize for Talmud Studies. She is the first woman ever to have received this prestigious award.
Prof. Noam’s scholarship treats traditions from Second Temple literature through medieval rabbinic works; she is particularly known for her examinations of connections between the rabbinic corpus and the Dead Sea Scrolls and Josephus, respectively. The award is traditionally presented on Israel Independence Day, which falls on April 29 this year.
Prof. Devorah Dimant
The Orion Center extends warm congratulations to our distinguished colleague, Prof. Devorah Dimant of the University of Haifa, on receiving the 2020 Emet Prize in the field of biblical studies. The EMET Prize is known as Israel's Nobel Prize, awarded for excellence which make significant contributions to Israeli society. We appreciate Prof. Dimant's long association with the Center and wish her many years of continuing good health and fruitful scholarship.
Prof. Michael Segal
- The Orion Center congratulates Prof. Michael Segal, our colleague and long-standing member of
Academic Committee, on his election as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at The Hebrew
of Jerusalem. We wish him much success in this new position and in every endeavor.
- The Orion Center extends heartiest congratulations to Prof. Michael Segal on his promotion to
We take this opportunity to thank Prof. Segal for his years of dedicated service to the Center
the Orion Academic Committee and as an active participant in the academic life of the Center
Prof. Elisha Qimron
The Orion Center congratulates our distinguished colleague, Prof. Elisha Qimron, of Ben-Gurion
of the Negev, on being awarded the prestigious Israel Prize for his path-breaking research on the
of the Dead Sea Scrolls and for the publication of his three-volume Hebrew edition of the Dead Sea
The Israel Prize committee noted the significance of presenting the prize to Prof. Qimron during
70th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and of the founding of the modern state
Israel. The award will be presented on Israel Independence Day, May 19, 2018.
Prof. Emanuel Tov
The Orion Center congratulates Academic Committee member Emanuel Tov, Hebrew University J. L. Magnes
of Bible Emeritus, and Editor-in-Chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project, on his
into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
dailynews.mcmaster.ca - APRIL 6, 2018
University Scholar Prize awarded to McMaster researchers