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Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion (R J Zwi Werblowsky G Wigoder) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 1997) 9780195086058
Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion (R J Zwi Werblowsky G Wigoder) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 1997) 9780195086058
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Title: Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion

Author: Werblowsky, R J Zwi G Wigoder

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1997

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780195086058

Volumes: 1; Pages: 792

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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. It covers all aspects of Jewish practice, law, and theology as expressed in the Bible and the Talmud and by philosophers throughout history. 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 entries addressing the more recent religious issues posed by the existence of the State of Israel.Whether brief definitions, historical sketches, or explanatory essays, all entries in the dictionary are clearly and concisely written. All Hebrew words and phrases are defined for students and general readers. Numerous cross- references within the text are designed to lead users to entries on related subjects, and useful bibliographies are provided as aids to further reading and research. Offering comprehensive coverage in an easy-to-use format, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion is the ideal introduction to the Jewish religion and an indispensable resource for students, scholars, and general readers."Librarians and patrons alike will find the ODJR to be their best ready-reference access point to the Jewish religion."--Library Journal (starred review)"Public and academic libraries with Judaic collections will find this quick reference source a valuable addition."--Booklist"A handy guide that will be a welcome addition to any reference library."--The Jewish Advocate"Attractive, well-produced ... the most complete one-volume resource available for information on the concepts, beliefs, and practices of Judaism, in the past and today. ... Authoritative and invaluable, it belongs in every congregational and institutional library."--Canadian Jewish News
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