Great Jewish Families

Great Jewish Families

by Darryl Lyman

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In this hefty volume, Lyman (Jewish Heroes and Heroines: Their Unique Achievements, Jonathan David, 1996) profiles some 80 prominent Jewish families over the ages, including famous historical individuals from postbiblical times to the present. A typical profile runs a page or two, with a photo. In a section titled "Other Great Jewish Families," Lyman presents shorter biographies that run a long paragraph. There, readers will find, e.g., the preeminent advice columnists Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren, though little more information is offered than birth dates and the year their respective columns were begun. The biographies are geared toward an American audience, with a sampling of prominent Jewish families around the world. Overall, this volume works best for the general reader, as it is hardly comprehensive and lacks footnotes and citations. Though it will certainly not be perused from cover to cover, it is easy to read and would best be used in a circulating rather than a reference section of a large library serving a Jewish clientele. Libraries owning copies of the Encyclopedia Judaica (1994. reprint) may pass.Paul Kaplan, Lake Villa Dist. Lib., Ill.

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David, Jonathan Publishers, Incorporated
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