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by Shmuel Himelstein,Geoffrey Wigoder,Fred Skolnik

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Author: Shmuel Himelstein,Geoffrey Wigoder,Fred Skolnik
ISBN: 0814793886
Language: English
Pages: 856 pages
Category: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Publisher: NYU Press; 2nd edition (September 1, 2002)
Rating: 4.7
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In 1989, The Encyclopedia of Judaism set a high standard for Jewish reference works and was selected as an. .It is a fine reference work produced by a team of scholars under the supervision of Geoffrey Wigoder, and later Fred Skolnik.

In 1989, The Encyclopedia of Judaism set a high standard for Jewish reference works and was selected as an Outstanding Reference Book by the American Library Association. But in The New Encyclopedia of Judaism, a good work has been made even better; the original thousand entries have been updated and 250 new ones added. The Orthodox team was directed by Rabbi Shubert Spero, the Conservative by Rabbi Chaim Pearl. The individual articles are not signed, although there is a full list given of the contributors.

Although it draws material from the New Encyclopedia of Judaism (2002), the information has been rewritten for its intended audience of students in.

Although it draws material from the New Encyclopedia of Judaism (2002), the information has been rewritten for its intended audience of students in grades 7-12, as well as their families. The list of contributors and their affiliations includes such familiar names as Marc D. Angel and Yehuda Bauer. The more than 900 alphabetically arranged entries range in length from a brief paragraph to two pages. Many entries are under their Hebrew term (Tallit, Tefillin) with cross-references to and from their English counterparts.

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Publication info: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997 BM50. R8 1959 Title: Concise dictionary of Judaism.

Publication info: New York : New York University Press, c2002. Publication info: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997 BM50. Personal Author: Runes, Dagobert D. (Dagobert David), 1902Publication info: New York, Philosophical Library BM51. A65 1959 Title: What everyone should know about Judaism; answers to the questions most frequently asked about Judaism. Foreword by John Haynes Holmes.

The book portrays a comprehensive picture of Jewish life. The entries in the book are easy to understand and concise.

The Students Encyclopedia of Judaism is a wond An excellent resource for Jewish families to keep on hand for household use, The Student's Encyclopedia of Judaism provides engaging and authoritative coverage of all aspects of the Jewish religion-its history, practices, and important figures as well as current thinking among the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox movements. The book portrays a comprehensive picture of Jewish life.

Here's a comprehensive, A to Z encyclopedic reference to the key spiritual leaders, concepts, and Biblical references of Judaism, blending in biblical sidebars of reference details as well as black and white photos throughout.

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A 700-page epic, The Other Shore was published in June 2011 by Aqueous Books. Wigoder, . Skolnik, . & Himelstein, S. (2002). The New Encyclopedia of Judaism. Skolnik's second novel (Spuyten Duyvil, 2015) is a multilayered narrative ostensibly set in a Hollywood milieu and containing elements of the thriller. It unfolds in a dreamlike atmosphere where ancient and modern mythologies are woven together as the unnamed hero seeks to evade his pursuers and escape his destiny. Writing as Fred Russell. New York: New York University Press.

Includes hundreds of special articles covering subjects in analytical depth, as well as short biographies of the major figures in the story of Judaism. This book is found in the following Credo Collections

Winner, The New York Public Library, Best of Reference Award, 2002

New York University Press is proud to announce the return of a valuable resource for both Jewish families and those interested in learning more about the Jewish faith. The New Encyclopedia of Judaism is a comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia that accessibly presents every aspect of the Jewish religion and represents current thinking among scholars in the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox movements.

The original version of the encyclopedia was selected by the American Library Association as an Outstanding Reference Book. This revised and expanded edition updates the original thousand entries and adds nearly 250 new ones. Magnificently illustrated, it also contains a new introduction, a guide for usage, new illustrations, as well as a new annotated bibliography. Its compilation was overseen by the late Geoffrey Wigoder, best known as the Editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia Judaica.

The articles cover a vast spectrum of topics. There are biographical entries on biblical figures, rabbis, and others whose thoughts and actions have influenced the development of Judaism. Also included are dozens of insightful commentaries on specific prayers. Issues of particular contemporary interest are given special attention, as are women's roles, with a separate entry on the feminist movement and new biographical entries on figures ranging from Miriam and Deborah to Blu Greenberg and Suzannah Heschel. Particularly emphasized are the customs and folk traditions of Jewish outposts the world over.

Authoritative and accessible, The New Encyclopedia of Judaism fulfills the promise of the first edition and serves as a standard one-volume Jewish reference work for the new millennium. It is an ideal reference for every Jewish household and synagogue library.

Comments (7)
Samardenob
In addition to needing more illustrations, I would like to see it have given some space
to debunking the modern "Copenhagen" schools of Middle Eastern Studies
that are attempting to de-legitimize israel and the Jews, led by anti-semite British academicians
such as Whitelam. (Perhaps they do NOT need debunking and will implode neatly...)
Chilele
This is an amazing book with wonderful illustrations, and short but informative entries. A wealth of information, yet easy to read and pleasurable. A good reference book.
Itiannta
This book is 'classic. I am a practicing Christian. Not just read the Bible but enhancing my knowledge about the Jewish customs during the generation of the first century Christians.
Ceroelyu
I purchased this from Amazon years ago, but never wrote the review for some reason. This is a massive volume, weighing in at close to 400 lbs. (give or take 397 lbs), highly detailed, amazingly illustrated, and a must have edition for every home. The quality of the book itself, aside from content, is of the highest quality.
Anazan
Amazing book that helps with my understanding of Judaism.
Onnell
Astounding work! This work will help the believer in the Hebrew Messiah understand their roots. The expense is worth every penny. This book will open understanding of many different subjects to the Yisraelite. The quality of materials used by the publisher is outstanding. I am very happy that I have made this purchase.
Lost Python
Product arrives without dust jacket. I called to say jacket was missing. Another copy was sent out. Again without dust jacket. So what you will get, it seems, is the book without the colorful jacket as pictured.
This is a slightly altered edition of the previously published one- volume 'Encyclopedia of Judaism'. It is a fine reference work produced by a team of scholars under the supervision of Geoffrey Wigoder, and later Fred Skolnik. The Orthodox team was directed by Rabbi Shubert Spero, the Conservative by Rabbi Chaim Pearl. The individual articles are not signed, although there is a full list given of the contributors. The major Jewish prayers, the fundamental concepts of Judaism are defined in this volume. There are also entries on major individual figures in the religious life of the Jewish people.