By Fred Skolnik
Grade 10 Up—This long-awaited revision of the most appropriate reference resource on Jewish lifestyles, tradition, and historical past updates the 1972 version by way of both including to the unique info or making a thoroughly new access. New to this book are a charted precis of transliteration principles; a listing of abbreviations; and entries discussing points of Holocaust learn, the advance and impression of the kingdom 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 can have been warranted: for instance, info at the biblical personality Noah is unaltered, regardless of loads of comparable learn, either textual and archaeological, due to the fact 1972. in spite of the fact that, many entries on the topic of spiritual legislations (halakhah) were absolutely rewritten to mirror its impression at the Israeli felony approach. 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 photos of work, drawings, and artifacts in each one quantity. The thesaurus is unchanged. The final quantity includes a exact 270-page thematic define and a very good 632-page index that make the data in each one quantity obtainable. Libraries that personal the 1st version may want to change it with this one.—Jack Forman, Mesa university Library, San Diego
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Information on the authors (as of the date of writing the entry) can be found in the List of Contributors along with a list of all entries partially or entirely written by each author. For the first edition the Encyclopaedia Judaica received permission to utilize entries appearing in two other encyclopedias in other languages – the German Encyclopaedia Judaica and the Hebrew Encyclopaedia Hebraica. Where contributors of such entries were living, the English version was sent to them for their approval and where received, the author’s initial is given.
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