David Klinghoffer, a senior fellow in Discovery Institute’s program on Religion and Civic Life, and a frequent writer on other topics, including evolution, is a First Place winner of the prestigious Rockower Awards for journalism excellence, it has been announced. Founded in 1980 to encourage Jewish media to improve their publications and to promote high quality journalism by Jewish writers, the Rockowers are sometimes known as the “Jewish Pulitzers.”
Klinghoffer was named winner, specifically, of the Louis Rapaport Award for Excellence in Commentary (newspapers and magazines over 15,000 circulation), for an article, “What Color is Your Nuance?” that appeared in Hadassah Magazine, New York.
Klinghoffer, a former book editor and writer at National Review and a contributing columnist for the Jewish Forward, is the author of several books on religion, culture and public life. His most recent book is “Why the Jews Rejected Jesus” (Doubleday, 2005). He presently is completing “Shattered Tablets,” a commentary on the Ten Commandments today. He lives on Mercer Island, Washington with his wife and three children.