New Encyclopedia Judaica - New Edition
The landmark Encyclopedia Judaica, lauded as the standard work on Judaism since first appearing in the early 1970s, has been extensively revised and expanded for this long-awaited new edition. Nothing compromised, included are more than 21,000 signed entries on Jewish life, culture, history and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists. Expanding the scope and relevance of this invaluable set are more than 2,600 brand-new entries, many focusing on gender issues and New World geographic areas of the United States, Canada and Latin America. Even more clarity and substance is incorporated through the updating of some 11,000 entries across all topics. The Holocaust segment alone features more than 50 entirely new articles.
Hardcover. 22 volumes. Extensively revised edition. Reinforced library binding. 21,632 entries. 15,818,675 words. 17,000 pages (excluding Index). 600+ updated charts and tables
Scholars, general readers and students alike will use this 22 volume set. Extensive cross-referencing and a large subject index are just two of the many features making this huge set easy to use. Quick references are also facilitated through place-name lists, a chronology, a Hasidism chart, lists of newspapers and periodicals. More than 600 maps, charts, tables, photographs, illustrations and other visuals concisely illustrate key textual elements, and among other features making this scholarly work accessible, are entry-specific bibliographies to help guide further research. Included in each volume is an 8-page full color insert that provides a rich and thematic illustration of the many aspects of Jewish life and culture, as well as a record of the physical development of the State of Israel.
Consider this set the definitive source on Jewish life, culture, religion, and history. This work has truly been brought into the 21st Century.
“It is the duty of every Jewish parent in the English-speaking world to have a copy of the Encyclopaedia in the home for the benefit of the next generation.”
– David Ben-Gurion, First Prime Minister of The State of Israel, describing the 1st edition
Chief Editor: Fred Skolnik Executive Editor: Michael Berenbaum
The Encyclopedia Judaica - Second Edition, is a treasured resource that offers the most recent and comprehensive scholarship on Jewish life, culture, history and religion.
This extraordinary work will be an important addition to the home library of any Jewish family - or a meaningful gift for any lover of books and learning, or Jewish education center.
Since 1972, the Encyclopedia Judaic has been the leading source for information on the Jewish people, the Jewish faith, and the state of Israel - how they have shaped and been influenced by our world.
The newest edition of this important reference is now available for a new generation, as a result of a U.S.-Israeli agreement.