By Fred Skolnik
Grade 10 Up—This long-awaited revision of the ideal reference resource on Jewish lifestyles, tradition, and historical past updates the 1972 variation through both including to the unique details or making a thoroughly new access. New to this booklet are a charted precis of transliteration ideas; a listing of abbreviations; and entries discussing points of Holocaust learn, the advance and influence of the country 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 if updating could have been warranted: for instance, details at the biblical personality Noah is unaltered, regardless of loads of similar examine, either textual and archaeological, seeing that 1972. in spite of the fact that, many entries regarding spiritual legislation (halakhah) were absolutely rewritten to mirror its impression at the Israeli criminal process. This variation comprises 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 bushes and an 8-page chart of Hasidic dynasties) and some colour pictures of work, drawings, and artifacts in every one quantity. The thesaurus is unchanged. The final quantity features a specific 270-page thematic define and a good 632-page index that make the knowledge in every one quantity obtainable. Libraries that personal the 1st variation may want to substitute it with this one.—Jack Forman, Mesa university Library, San Diego
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Haim Hillel Ben-Sasson, Jerusalem The Balkan States Dr. Simon Marcus, Jerusalem Poland (from 1800) Moshe Landau, Tel Aviv The Baltic States Dr. Yehuda Slutsky, Tel Aviv Portugal Prof. Martin A. Cohen, New York Bukovina Dr. Yehouda Marton, Jerusalem Romania Dr. Theodor Lavi, Jerusalem The Byzantine Empire Prof. Andrew Sharf, Ramat Gan Russia Dr. Yehuda Slutsky, Tel Aviv China Dr. Rudolf Loewenthal, Los Angeles South Africa Gustav Saron, Johannesburg ENCYCLOPAEDIA JUDAICA, Second Edition, Volume 1 39 EDITORIAL AND PRODUCTION STAFF (FIRST EDITION) Moslem Spain Prof.
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Encyclopaedia Judaica (Aa-Alp) by Fred Skolnik