The Shengold Jewish Encyclopedia / Edition 4

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Overview

First published in 1957, this one-volume source for everything-Jewish has delighted and instructed several generations in the English-speaking Jewish world. Fully updated through 2007, it provides snapshots and in-depth entries on every important Jewish personality, place, concept, event and value in Israel, the United States, and all other parts of the world. Now also available as an ebook on CD.

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Editorial Reviews

Bookwatch
This is an excellent, inexpensive, ready-reference source....The most updated one-volume Judaic encyclopedia currently available.
Houston Chronicle
Jewish believers lucky enough to receive the Shengold Jewish Encyclopedia will be delighted with this book.
Parade Magazine
Wonderfully illustrated book... it will make a wonderful gift for both adults and Bar/Bat Mitzvah and confirmation.' — Being Jewish 'made-to-order for high school students... may beckon to younger readers.
Jewish Transcript
Beautifully written and illustrated in all mediums, the new Encyclopedia is a quick-reference dream.
School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-This accessible encyclopedia provides information about religion, beliefs, customs, and personalities. It updates Naomi Ben-Asher and Hayim Leaf's The Junior Jewish Encyclopedia (Shengold, 1993), first published 40 years ago as the Shengold Jewish Encyclopedia (Shengold; o.p.). New material has been added, and time-sensitive entries relating to Israel and the former U.S.S.R., for instance, have been updated, while entries that are not time sensitive appear to remain untouched. In some cases, history is jammed together, so that in the entry on France, for example, readers may not realize the number of years that transpired between the Holocaust and more recent events. Graphically, there is still an old-fashioned quality about the book's design, despite the switch to full-color rather than two colors and more readable typefaces. Extensive illustrations, maps, graphs, and tables have been added. On the whole, this comprehensive and easy-to-read resource will be useful to the Jewish community, as well as to public schools and libraries.-Marcia W. Posner, Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County, Glen Cove, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Cleveland Jewish News
...an excellent reference source recommended for all libraries and every home.' -- Choice 'Perfect for anyone who is interested in Judaism.
Jewish Transcript
Beautifully written and illustrated in all mediums, the new Encyclopedia is a quick-reference dream.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780884003298
  • Publisher: Schreiber,Shengold Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/25/2007
  • Edition description: 4th Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 1,501,174
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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