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The new encyclopedia of Judaism /
editor-in-chief, Geoffrey Wigoder ; coeditors, Fred Skolnik and Shmuel Himelstein.
imprint
New York : New York University Press, c2002.
description
xv, 856 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
ISBN
0814793886 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : New York University Press, c2002.
isbn
0814793886 (cloth : alk. paper)
general note
Updated ed. of: The encyclopedia of Judaism.
catalogue key
4750519
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [828]-835) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2003-03-01:
Although its page count has increased by only ten percent, this major revision of an important reference work (1st ed., The Encyclopedia of Judaism, ed. by Wigoder, CH, May'90) adds many new articles and revises numerous older ones. Greater weight is given to biblical periods such as the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel, and new biographies of biblical, Talmudic, Hasidic, and popular historical figures are added. All the books of the Apocrypha and some of the Pseudepigrapha are covered. At the other historical end, the editors supply a separate entry for Zionism and sketches of its leading personalities. The previous edition's focus on daily, Sabbath, and holiday liturgy and ritual has been amplified by new entries and revision of earlier ones. The influence of feminism is seen in articles on biblical figures Miriam and Deborah and modern personalities such as Blu Greenberg and Susannah Heschel. Minor errors still exist: the founder of the Youth Aliyah was Recha Freier, not Henrietta Szoid; in the entry "Hafets Hayyim," the term "kodashim" denotes the fifth order of the Mishnah, not a Talmudic tractate. A new, useful annotated bibliography is arranged by 11 broad categories, though one may argue about the choice of titles; e.g., under "Modern Movements," five titles treat Zionism and Israel and one the history of the reform movement, but none covers Conservative Judaism, modern Orthodox Judaism, or any of the secular Jewish ideologies. Boldface for article captions and larger font for the index make both easier to read. The index uses asterisks to precede main entries and arrows to indicate both see and see also references; this edition explains both symbols. Cross-references within articles pointing to additional main entries are indicated by small capitals. Despite the few minor errors or inconveniences, an important revision. ^BSumming Up: Essential. All libraries. D. Kranzler formerly, Queensborough Community College, CUNY
Appeared in Library Journal on 2002-09-01:
This thoughtfully conceived, insightful, and authoritative work will serve as the standard one-volume comprehensive Jewish reference work as we enter the new millennium. It seeks to present a balanced picture, offering current thinking among scholars in Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox movements and a roster of contributors hailing from Israel, England, and the United States. While the scholarship is solid, the material is readily accessible to a popular audience, and the work is magnificently illustrated. The original 1989 version, a work of broad scope, was selected by the American Library Association as an Outstanding Reference book. The 2002 edition updates the original 1000 entries and adds nearly 250 new ones, plus a new introduction, a guide for usage, new illustrations (many in color), a glossary of terms, and a wide-ranging annotated bibliography of accessible basic works on Judaism for the general reader. Issues of particular contemporary interest are highlighted, as are women's roles, with a separate entry on the feminist movement and new biographical entries on women figures. The editors are well qualified for the job: the late Wigoder (zl) has served as editor in chief of the multivolume Encyclopedia Judaica, Fred Skolnik served as editor of The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, and Shmuel Himelstein is author of The Jewish Primer: Questions and Answers on Jewish Faith and Culture. This excellent work is an essential purchase for all public libraries, synagogue libraries, and special collections of Judaica. Jewish families will also benefit by having this work on hand for household use.-David B. Levy, Enoch Pratt Lib., Baltimore (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2002-09-30:
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. As with the first edition, the one-volume resource has hundreds of illustrations, contributions from scholars from all major branches of Judaism and a strong annotated bibliography. (Oct. 16) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Reviews
Review Quotes
"The expansiveness and broad perspectives of this encyclopedia will lead us to rethink what we mean when we refer to Judaism. Rich in detail, thoughtfully conceived, and authoritative, this encyclopedia will be the standard contemporary reference work."
"Recognizing that Judaism is not just a systematic presentation of beliefs or the codification of abstract theological thought, this volume presents a very intimate portrait of [the Jewish] tradition...accessible and authoritative." -Booklist, starred review
"...a good work has been made even better."
( "...a good work has been made even better." )-( Publishers Weekly),()
"A work of exceedingly broad scope . . . of vast but unassuming erudition. The New Encyclopedia of Judaism is balanced, fluent, and laconic. Both old and young, the scholar and the novice, can dip into it. Any library_be it home, school, or organization_will benefit from this sumptuously illustrated volume."- The Jewish Press,
"A work of exceedingly broad scope . . . of vast but unassuming erudition. The New Encyclopedia of Judaism is balanced, fluent, and laconic. Both old and young, the scholar and the novice, can dip into it. Any library--be it home, school, or organization--will benefit from this sumptuously illustrated volume." - The Jewish Press
"A work of exceedingly broad scope . . . of vast but unassuming erudition. The New Encyclopedia of Judaism is balanced, fluent, and laconic. Both old and young, the scholar and the novice, can dip into it. Any library--be it home, school, or organization--will benefit from this sumptuously illustrated volume." -The Jewish Press
"I am delighted to learn that this volume is back in print. It will make a mountain of valuable information accessible to the average person, and that is a blessing for us all." - Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"I am delighted to learn that this volume is back in print. It will make a mountain of valuable information accessible to the average person, and that is a blessing for us all." - Rabbi Harold Kushner, author ofWhen Bad Things Happen to Good People
p>"Comprehensive coverage of many subjects and its other useful features combine to make this volume one that should be in all Jewish homes."
(p>"Comprehensive coverage of many subjects and its other useful features combine to make this volume one that should be in all Jewish homes.")-( Jewish Journal),()
"Recognizing that Judaism is not just a systematic presentation of beliefs or the codification of abstract theological thought, this volume presents a very intimate portrait of [the Jewish] tradition...accessible and authoritative." - Booklist, starred review
"The expansiveness and broad perspectives of this encyclopedia will lead us to rethink what we mean when we refer to Judaism. Rich in detail, thoughtfully conceived, and authoritative, this encyclopedia will be the standard contemporary reference work." - Jehuda Reinharz, Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History and President, Brandeis University
("This thoughtfully conceived, insightful, and authoritative work will serve as the standard one-volume comprehensive Jewish reference work as we enter the new millenium...an essential purchase for all public libraries, synagogue libraries, and special collections of Judaica. Jewish families will also benefit by having this work on hand for household use.")-( Library Journal),(starred review, September 1, 2002)
"Wonderful reference book."
( "Wonderful reference book." )-( The Reporter),()
"The publication of a new Jewish encyclopedia is an important event that warrants acclaim and celebration." - Jewish Advocate
"This thoughtfully conceived, insightful, and authoritative work will serve as the standard one-volume comprehensive Jewish reference work as we enter the new millenium...an essential purchase for all public libraries, synagogue libraries, and special collections of Judaica. Jewish families will also benefit by having this work on hand for household use."
"The publication of a new Jewish encyclopedia is an important event that warrants acclaim and celebration." -Jewish Advocate<
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Winner, The New York Public Library, Best of Reference Award, 2002Wonderful reference book.--The Reporter...a good work has been made even better.--Publishers WeeklyRecognizing that Judaism is not just a systematic presentation of beliefs or the codification of abstract theological thought, this volume presents a very intimate portrait of [the Jewish] tradition...accessible and authoritative.--Booklist, starred reviewA work of exceedingly broad scope... of vast but unassuming erudition. The New Encyclopedia of Judaism is balanced, fluent, and laconic. Both old and young, the scholar and the novice, can dip into it. Any library--be it home, school, or organization--will benefit from this sumptuously illustrated volume.--The Jewish PressI am delighted to learn that this volume is back in print. It will make a mountain of valuable information accessible to the average person, and that is a blessing for us all.--Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good PeopleThe expansiveness and broad perspectives of this encyclopedia will lead us to rethink what we mean when we refer to Judaism. Rich in detail, thoughtfully conceived, and authoritative, this encyclopedia will be the standard contemporary reference work.--Jehuda Reinharz, Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History and President, Brandeis UniversityThis thoughtfully conceived, insightful, and authoritative work will serve as the standard one-volume comprehensive Jewish reference work as we enter the new millenium...an essential purchase for all public libraries, synagogue libraries, and special collections of Judaica. Jewish families will also benefit by having this work on hand for household use.--Library Journal, starred review, September 1, 2002Comprehensive coverage of many subjects and its other useful features combine to make this volume one that should be in all Jewish homes.- Jewish JournalThe publication of a new Jewish encyclopedia is an important event that warrants acclaim and celebration.--Jewish AdvocateNew 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.
Main Description
Winner, The New York Public Library, Best of Reference Award, 2002New 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 Judaismis 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 theEncyclopedia 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 Judaismfulfills 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.
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Winner, The New York Public Library, Best of Reference Award, 2002 Wonderful reference book.-The Reporter ...a good work has been made even better.-Publishers Weekly Recognizing that Judaism is not just a systematic presentation of beliefs or the codification of abstract theological thought, this volume presents a very intimate portrait of [the Jewish] tradition...accessible and authoritative. -Booklist, starred review A work of exceedingly broad scope . . . of vast but unassuming erudition. The New Encyclopedia of Judaism is balanced, fluent, and laconic. Both old and young, the scholar and the novice, can dip into it. Any library-be it home, school, or organization-will benefit from this sumptuously illustrated volume. -The Jewish Press I am delighted to learn that this volume is back in print. It will make a mountain of valuable information accessible to the average person, and that is a blessing for us all. -Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People The expansiveness and broad perspectives of this encyclopedia will lead us to rethink what we mean when we refer to Judaism. Rich in detail, thoughtfully conceived, and authoritative, this encyclopedia will be the standard contemporary reference work. -Jehuda Reinharz, Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History and President, Brandeis University This thoughtfully conceived, insightful, and authoritative work will serve as the standard one-volume comprehensive Jewish reference work as we enter the new millenium...an essential purchase for all public libraries, synagogue libraries, and special collections of Judaica. Jewish families will also benefit by having this work on hand for household use. -Library Journal, starred review, September 1, 2002 Comprehensive coverage of many subjects and its other useful features combine to make this volume one that should be in all Jewish homes. - Jewish Journal The publication of a new Jewish encyclopedia is an important event that warrants acclaim and celebration.-Jewish Advocate 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.
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The Award-Winning Popular Reference Available Again In An Updated Edition 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 Judiasm fulfills the promise of the first edition and serves as a standardone-volume Jewish reference work for the new millennium. It is an ideal reference for every Jewish household and synagogue library.
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Winner, The New York Public Library, Best of Reference Award, 2002"Wonderful reference book."--The Reporter"...a good work has been made even better."--Publishers Weekly"Recognizing that Judaism is not just a systematic presentation of beliefs or the codification of abstract theological thought, this volume presents a very intimate portrait of [the Jewish] tradition...accessible and authoritative." --Booklist, starred review "A work of exceedingly broad scope . . . of vast but unassuming erudition.The New Encyclopedia of Judaismis balanced, fluent, and laconic. Both old and young, the scholar and the novice, can dip into it. Any library--be it home, school, or organization--will benefit from this sumptuously illustrated volume." --The Jewish Press"I am delighted to learn that this volume is back in print. It will make a mountain of valuable information accessible to the average person, and that is a blessing for us all." --Rabbi Harold Kushner, author ofWhen Bad Things Happen to Good People"The expansiveness and broad perspectives of this encyclopedia will lead us to rethink what we mean when we refer to Judaism. Rich in detail, thoughtfully conceived, and authoritative, this encyclopedia will be the standard contemporary reference work." --Jehuda Reinharz, Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History and President, Brandeis University "This thoughtfully conceived, insightful, and authoritative work will serve as the standard one-volume comprehensive Jewish reference work as we enter the new millenium...an essential purchase for all public libraries, synagogue libraries, and special collections of Judaica. Jewish families will also benefit by having this work on hand for household use." --Library Journal, starred review, September 1, 2002 "Comprehensive coverage of many subjects and its other useful features combine to make this volume one that should be in all Jewish homes." -Jewish Journal"The publication of a new Jewish encyclopedia is an important event that warrants acclaim and celebration."--Jewish AdvocateNew 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 Judaismis 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 theEncyclopedia 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 Judaismfulfills the promise of the first edition and serves as a standard one-volume Jewish reference work for the new mille
Main Description
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 Judaismis 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 Judaismfulfills 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.
Unpaid Annotation
Winner, The New York Public Library, Best of Reference Award, 2002"...a good work has been made even better."-Publishers Weekly"Recognizing that Judaism is not just a systematic presentation of beliefs or the codification of abstract theological thought, this volume presents a very intimate portrait of [the Jewish] tradition...accessible and authoritative." -Booklist, starred review "A work of exceedingly broad scope . . . of vast but unassuming erudition. The New Encyclopedia of Judaism is balanced, fluent, and laconic. Both old and young, the scholar and the novice, can dip into it. Any library-be it home, school, or organization-will benefit from this sumptuously illustrated volume." -The Jewish Press"I am delighted to learn that this volume is back in print. It will make a mountain of valuable information accessible to the average person, and that is a blessing for us all." -Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People"The expansiveness and broad perspectives of this encyclopedia will lead us to rethink what we mean when we refer to Judaism. Rich in detail, thoughtfully conceived, and authoritative, this encyclopedia will be the standard contemporary reference work." -Jehuda Reinharz, Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History and President, Brandeis University "This thoughtfully conceived, insightful, and authoritative work will serve as the standard one-volume comprehensive Jewish reference work as we enter the new millenium...an essential purchase for all public libraries, synagogue libraries, and special collections of Judaica. Jewish families will also benefit by having this work on hand for household use." -Library Journal, starred review, September 1, 2002 "Comprehensive coverage of many subjects and its other useful features combine to make this volume one that should be in all Jewish homes." #151 Jewish Journal"The publication of a new Jewish encyclopedia is an important event that warrants acclaim and celebration."-Jewish AdvocateNew 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.

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