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This new version of the prize-winning Encyclopaedia of Judaism is almost double the scale of the unique three-volume version. It good points fifty two new entries and comprises the 2 individually released supplementary volumes and bibliographic updates.
This moment variation deals an authoritative, finished, and systematic presentation of the present country of scholarship on basic problems with Judaism, either earlier and current. whereas heavy emphasis is put on the classical literature of Judaism and its historical past, this variation additionally comprises vital 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 flowery index allows prepared entry to major humans, areas, and different actual details. This important reference paintings is written for an viewers from all backgrounds, students and basic 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 historical past, ny, 2001

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