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Encyclopedia of Judaism: Encyclopedia of World Religions
 
 
Author
Sara E. Karesh & Mitchell M. Hurvitz. J. Gordon Melton, series ed.
Publisher Checkmark Books  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.2 x 7.35 x 1.15 inches
ISBN 9780816073375
Pages/Publication Date 602/2008
Daedalus Item Code 40660
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Encapsulating all things Jewish—language, laws, literature, arts, theology, ritual, land, culture, and personalities—this surprisingly engaging encyclopedia explores Judaism from both historical and cultural perspectives in some 800 A-to-Z entries.

"It is a daunting task to compress almost 3,000 years into one modest-sized encyclopedia, but the authors have performed admirably.... Most noteworthy: the volume provides a superb range of ready-reference entries defining some arcane terms, e.g., JUBU (the term for Jews who adopt some Buddhist practices); the 614th commandment (Jews should perpetuate their faith after the Holocaust); Grogger (the Hebrew word for a noisemaker used during the holiday of Purim); and Shuckling (rhythmic swaying during prayer popular among Ashkenazi Jews). The volume is even fun to browse. Almost 100 general and specialized Jewish encyclopedias have been published ... but this work merits special consideration for its concise text and eclectic range of subjects."—Booklist

 
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