This new version of the prize-winning Encyclopaedia of Judaism is sort of double the dimensions of the unique three-volume version. It positive aspects fifty two new entries and contains the 2 individually released supplementary volumes and bibliographic updates.
This moment variation bargains an authoritative, complete, and systematic presentation of the present kingdom of scholarship on primary problems with Judaism, either previous and current. whereas heavy emphasis is put on the classical literature of Judaism and its heritage, this version additionally contains vital entries on circumcision, genetic engineering, homosexuality, intermarriage in American Judaism, and different acutely modern issues.
Articles are written in essay shape, and lots of are illustrated for additional emphasis. the flowery index allows prepared entry to major humans, locations, and different genuine info. This important reference paintings is written for an viewers from all backgrounds, students and basic readers alike.
‘The Encyclopaedia of Judaism is a necessary source for these attracted to studying extra approximately Jewish life.’
Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, President of the Museum of Jewish background, long island, 2001