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The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture

The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture

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Cambridge University Press, 8/31/2011
EAN 9780521825979, ISBN10: 0521825970

Hardcover, 1164 pages, 27.9 x 21.5 x 3.1 cm
Language: English

The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture is an authoritative and accessible reference work for a twenty-first-century audience. Its entries, written by eminent scholars, define the spiritual and intellectual concepts and religious movements that distinguish Judaism and the Jewish experience; they discuss central personalities and places, formative events and enduring literary and cultural contributions and they illuminate the lives of ordinary Jewish men and women. Essays explore Jewish history from ancient times to the present and consider all aspects of Judaism, including religious practices and rituals, legal teachings and legendary traditions and rationalism, mysticism and messianism. This reference work differs from many others in its broad exploration of the Jewish experience beyond Judaism. Entries discuss secular and political movements and achievements and delineate Jewish endeavors in literature, art, music, theater, dance, film, broadcasting, sports, science, medicine and ecology, among many other topics from the Bible to the Internet.

Preface
How to use this book
Abbreviations
Figures
Contributors
List of entries
Entries
Index of names
Index of subjects.

Advance Quote: "The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture is a wide-ranging compendium of lucid and readily understandable articles written by a diverse group of outstanding experts.  It will quickly become a "go-to" source for specialists and general readers alike.  Judith Baskin is to be lauded for the range of entries and their accessibility." --Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner, Director of Jewish Feminist Research Group and Assistant Professor of Jewish Literature at Jewish Theological Seminary.