This re-creation of the prize-winning Encyclopaedia of Judaism is almost double the dimensions of the unique three-volume version. It gains fifty two new entries and comprises the 2 individually released supplementary volumes and bibliographic updates.
This moment version bargains an authoritative, accomplished, and systematic presentation of the present nation of scholarship on basic problems with Judaism, either earlier and current. whereas heavy emphasis is put on the classical literature of Judaism and its background, this version additionally comprises valuable entries on circumcision, genetic engineering, homosexuality, intermarriage in American Judaism, and different acutely modern issues.
Articles are written in essay shape, and plenty of are illustrated for extra emphasis. the frilly index enables prepared entry to major humans, locations, and different authentic info. This necessary reference paintings is written for an viewers from all backgrounds, students and common readers alike.
‘The Encyclopaedia of Judaism is a vital source for these drawn to studying extra approximately Jewish life.’
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, President of the Museum of Jewish history, long island, 2001