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Grade 10 Up—This long-awaited revision of the most advantageous reference resource on Jewish lifestyles, tradition, and heritage updates the 1972 version by way of both including to the unique info or making a thoroughly new access. New to this ebook are a charted precis of transliteration ideas; a listing of abbreviations; and entries discussing facets of Holocaust examine, the improvement and influence of the nation of Israel on Jewish existence, and the evolution of Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Hasidic, and Reconstructionist branches of the religion. Entries on Judaism in all 50 U.S. states and significant U.S. towns were up-to-date. Others are unchanged even though updating could have been warranted: for instance, info at the biblical personality Noah is unaltered, regardless of loads of comparable examine, either textual and archaeological, in view that 1972. in spite of the fact that, many entries concerning spiritual legislation (halakhah) were absolutely rewritten to mirror its impression at the Israeli felony method. This variation involves 22 volumes in comparison to the unique sixteen. It boasts all new illustrations: greater than six hundred maps, charts, archaeological plans, and chronologies (for instance, relations timber and an 8-page chart of Hasidic dynasties) and some colour images of work, drawings, and artifacts in every one quantity. The thesaurus is unchanged. The final quantity encompasses a unique 270-page thematic define and a great 632-page index that make the data in each one quantity obtainable. Libraries that personal the 1st version may want to substitute it with this one.—Jack Forman, Mesa collage Library, San Diego

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JACOB ROBINSON, New York Prof. GERSHOM SCHOLEM, Jerusalem Prof. CHONE SHMERUK, Jerusalem Prof. J. ZWI WERBLOWSKY, Jerusalem Dr. BEZALEL NARKISS, Jerusalem Dr. FREDERICK R. LACHMAN, New York Mr. ISRAEL SHAMAH, Jerusalem, Dec. 1965–May 1967 *** *** *** *** *** ENCYCLOPAEDIA JUDAICA, Second Edition, Volume 1 Deputy Editor in Chief, 1966–June 1970: Acting Editor in Chief, June 1970–May 1971 Associate Editor until 1970: Deputy Editor in Chief until May 1971 Associate Editor until 1970 37 EDITORIAL AND PRODUCTION STAFF (FIRST EDITION) DIVISIONAL AND DEPARTMENTAL EDITORS* AMERICANA Divisional Editor Prof.

Levenberg, London Sociology Prof. Werner J. C. A. A. L. D. A. Joan Comay Arthur Cygielman Rabbi Michael J. L Prof. D. L. D. A. D. A Research Editor (History and Illustrations) B. ; Edward L. ; Rabbi Sefton D. A. ; Dip. A. ; Michael J. , Dip. , Dip. ; Samuel S. Matza, Mag. L. ; Michael Ya’akobi, Dr. , Dipl. pol. A. 43 CONTRIBUTORS TO THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA The following List of Contributors includes contributors to the first and second editions of the Encyclopaedia and all entries entirely or partially written by them.

K. BIBLE S. F. ; Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Holland ISLAM AND MUSLIM COUNTRIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA Jacob M. ; Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba; Ministry of Health A. K. C. ; Shlomo Argov Chair in Israel-Diaspora Relations, A. ; Benjamin and Minna Reeves Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, Jewish Theological Seminary; Professor, Department of Talmud, Bar-Ilan University Stephen G.

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