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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.Read more
- Articles are non-technical and accessible to the general reader; many include references to further reading
- Topics include the lives and activities of women, the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel and many aspects of popular culture (comedy, entertainment, film, television, sports, internet, music)
- Volume includes maps and color illustrations
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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.
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- Date Published: August 2011
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521825979
- length: 1164 pages
- dimensions: 286 x 219 x 31 mm
- weight: 1.74kg
- contains: 4 b/w illus. 24 colour illus. 15 maps
- availability: In stock
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