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Author WIGODER, Geoffrey (ed)

Title The Oxford dictionary of the Jewish religion / editors in chief R.J. Zwi Werblowsky, Geoffrey Wigoder
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1997


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 W'PONDS  296.03 Wer/Odo  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 764 pages ; 26 cm
Contents Aaron -- to -- Zusya of Hanipoli
Summary This comprehensive dictionary of the Jewish religion contains nearly 2,400 alphabetically arranged entries ranging from short definitions to lengthy essays on major topics. It is the most accessible and complete one-volume resource available for information on the concepts, beliefs, and practices of historical and contemporary Jewish religious practice. The combined effort of Israeli, American, and European scholars, this dictionary reflects the great variety of Jewish religious expression, from the traditional approaches to such recent variations as Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist Judaism. The work also includes biographical sketches of important personalities associated with the development of the Jewish religion over the centuries, articles on the mystical tradition and folklore, and entities addressing the more recent religious issues posed by the existence of the State of Israel
Analysis Judaism--Dictionaries
Notes Attributed articles with bibliographies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also issued online
Text in Malaysia
Subject Judaism -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Author Werblowsky, R. J. Zwi, 1924-2015.
Wigoder, Geoffrey, 1922-
LC no. 96045517
ISBN 0195086058 (alk. paper)
Other Titles Dictionary of the Jewish Religion