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The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture

by Judith R. Baskin

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Despite these and other imperfections, the reasons to recommend this reference far outweigh reasons against recommendation. The articles are concise, informative, and written by eminently qualified scholars. Its broad inclusion of both religious and secular topics of history and culture make it stand out among most similar
comprehensive guides to Judaism. In addition, its treatment of gender as a topic of scholarly study and the conscious effort to highlight the contributions of women are rare in Jewish studies. Because it covers so much ground that
is missing in most similar Jewish references, it should be considered not only recommended but essential to any theological library.
 
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521825970, Hardcover)

The Cambridge Dictionary of Jewish History, Religion, and 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.

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"This book is an authoritative reference work for a twenty-first century audience. Its entries, written by eminent scholars, define the spiritual and intellectual concepts and movements that distinguish Judaism and the Jewish experience. The book discusses central figures and literary works, formative historical events, Jewish rituals and practices, and it illuminates the lives of ordinary Jewish men and women. But what makes this dictionary different is its broad exploration of the Jewish experience beyond Judaism, including literature, art, music, theater, dance, film, broadcasting, sports, and ecology, among many other topics from the Bible to the internet"--… (more)

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