Volume 1, The Universal Jewish...

Created by Reform Rabbis and Jewish Scholars, many of whom escaped from Nazi Germany, the Encyclopedia exhibits a unique sensitivity to all forms of anti-Semitic agitation and malice and makes every effort to find allies among others, especially Christians, to forge a shield for Jewish people in the face of the coming catastrophe.

Associate Editors and Contributors of THE UNIVERSAL JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA BIBLE: ROBERT GORDIS Lecturer, Biblical Exegesis, Jewish Theological Seminary of America HISTORY: JACOB LESTSCHINSKY Economist, Department of Statistics of the American Jewish Congress HARRY S. LINFIELD Director, Jewish Statistical Bureau JEWISH LITERATURE: LEON NEMOY Curator, Hebrew and Arabic Literature, Yale University RABBINICS: SAMUEL BELKIN Assistant Professor, Rabbinics and Hellenistic Literature, Yeshiva College SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS: A. G . DUKER Managing Editor, Contemporary Jewish Record CONTRIBUTORS TO VOLUME ONE I. A. ABBADY, Jerusalem Author and Journalist ELKAN NATHAN ADLER, London Writer and Librarian MICHAEL ADLER, London Author and Rabbi WILLIAM F. ALBRIGHT, Baltimore, Md. Professor of Semitic Languages, Johns Hopkins University DAVID ALEXANDER, Akron, O. Rabbi, Akron Hebrew Congregation NACHMAN S. ARNOFF, New York Rabbi and Research Worker SIEGFRIED ASCHNER, Berlin Author and Educator FRITZ BAER, Jerusalem Prof. of History, Hebrew University DAVID HARTWIG BANETH, Jerusalem Librarian, Hebrew University Η. I. BARRON, New York Instructor, Graduate School for Jew-ish Social Work NORMAN BENTWICH, Jerusalem Professor of International Relations, Hebrew University; formerly Attor-ney- General of Palestine SOL BERNSTEIN, New York Research Worker SHELDON H . BLANK, Cincinnati, O. Prof. of Bible, Hebrew Union College JOSHUA BLOCH, New York Bibliographer and Librarian WALTER HART BLUMENTHAL, New York Author and Editor MOSES BUTTENWIESER ( deceased) Former Professor of Bible, Hebrew Union College HANANE M. CAISERMAN, Montreal Secretary, Canadian Jewish Congress UMBERTO CASSUTO, Florence, Italy Rabbi and Educator ABRAHAM COHEN, Birmingham, Eng. Rabbi and Writer SIMON COHEN, Brooklyn, N. Y. Director of Research MARCUS COHN, Basel, Switzerland Jurist WILLY COHN, Breslau, Germany Author SAMUEL S. COHON, Cincinnati, O. Professor of Theology, Hebrew Union College EDWARD D. COLEMAN ( deceased) Former Librarian, American Jewish Historical Society FREDERICK A. DOPPELT, Elmira, N. Y. Rabbi, High St. Temple BERNARD DRACHMAN, New York President of the Jewish Sabbath Alli-ance of America ABRAHAM G. DUKER, New York Managing Editor,  Contemporary Jew-ish Record ISMAR ELBOGEN, New York Former Professor, Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums, Berlin; Research Professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Jewish In-stitute of Religion, and the Hebrew Union College I. ELEAZARI- VOLCANI, Palestine Director, Agricultural Experiment Sta-tion at Athlit Louis EPSTEIN, Brookline, Mass. Rabbi, Author and Talmudic Scholar JOSHUA FINKEL, New York Author and Editor HENRY M. FISHER, Atlantic City, N. J. Rabbi, Congregation Beth Israel F. FOAKES- JACKSON, New York Professor of Christian Institutions, Union Theological Seminary CLARENCE I. FREED, New York Writer and Linguist SOLOMON B. FREEHOF, Pittsburgh, Pa. Rabbi, Congregation Rodef Shalom ALBERT M. FRIEDENBERG, New York Secretary, American Jewish Historical Society MOSES GASTER ( deceased) Scholar and Author MOSES GINSBURGER, Strasbourg, France Author, Librarian and Professor NELSON GLUECK, Cincinnati, O. Archeologist and Educator JACQUES GOLDBERG, Paris Journalist MORRIS GOLDBERG, New York Journalist and Educator FELIX GOLDMANN, Leipzig, Germany Rabbi ISRAEL GOLDSTEIN, New York Rabbi, Bnai Jeshurun Congregation PAUL GOODMAN, London Historian and Author ROBERT GORDIS, Rockaway Park, N. Y. Lecturer on Bible Exegesis, Jewish Theological Seminary of America RICHARD J. Η GOTTHEIL ( deceased) Former Professor, Columbia University SIMON GREENBERG, Philadelphia, Pa. Rabbi, Har Zion Temple ALFRED GROTTE, Breslau, Germany Specialist on Synagogue Architecture ISRAEL GÜNZIG, Antwerp, Belgium Rabbi and Author JULIUS GUTTMANN, Berlin Former Professor, Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums; Author MOSES HADAS, New York Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin, Columbia University FRANK H. HANKINS, Northampton Professor of Sociology, Smith College GEORGE S. HELLMAN, New York Art Critic and Editor GEORGE HERLITZ, Berlin, Germany Co- editor- in- chief,  Jüdisches Lexikon PAUL HIRSCHLER, Budapest, Hungary Rabbi Continued on next page AAR- AZU | BAA- CAN | CAN- EDU | EDU- GNO | GOD- IZS | JAB- LEX | LEX- MOS | MOS- PRO | PRO- SPE | SPI- ZYL

Volume 1, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia


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Front MatterHalf Title PageCopyright PageCONTRIBUTORS TO VOLUME ONEDedication PageSponsors, Friends, and Co-Workers of THE UNIVERSAL JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA PrefaceRules Governing Transliterations, Citations, Spelling of Proper Names, and AbbreviationsAAR - AZU ( I )BAA-CAN ( II )CAN - EDU ( III )EDU - GNO ( IV )GOD - IZS ( V )JAB - LEX ( VI )LEX - MOS ( VII )MOS - PRO ( VIII )PRO - SPE ( IX )SPI - ZYL ( X )INDEX TO GUIDE
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The Anti-Chomsky Reader
Provocative essays that analyze Noam Chomsky's intellectual and political career: coverage includes Chomsky's contribution to linguistics, his hatred of Israel, gloating reaction to the September 11 attacks, as well as his collaboration with Holocaust revisionists, apologies Pol Pot, and others.

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The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 6
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the worldmany considered founding fathers of their respective disciplinesthis massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics Vol. 7
The most comprehensive work in its class; includes articles on all religions, ethical systems and movements, religious beliefs and customs, philosophical ideas, moral practices, as well as related subjects in anthropology, mythology, folklore, relevant areas of biology, psychology, economics and sociology.

Historisch-kritisches Lehrgebäude der hebräischen Sprache (in drei Bänden)
This is the largest compilation of grammatical material for Hebrew Bible.

The Anti-Chomsky Reader
Provocative essays that analyze Noam Chomsky's intellectual and political career: coverage includes Chomsky's contribution to linguistics, his hatred of Israel, gloating reaction to the September 11 attacks, as well as his collaboration with Holocaust revisionists, apologies Pol Pot, and others.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Daniel
The very detailed handling of the original languages of Daniel (Hebrew and Aramaic) and frequent references to scholarly works in Latin, French, and German make this the commentary for scholars.

Like a Reed: the Message of the Mezuza
A thoughtful reminder of what is really important in life.

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The Gate Behind the Wall: A Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
When Samuel Heilman took a sabbatical from teaching sociology to spend time in Jerusalem, he did not know that it would become a personal pilgrimage. What had begun by engaging the social scientist in me would end by awakening the Jew, Heilman writes.

Nazarene Jewish Christianity
A comprehensive study of the immediate heirs of the earliest Jerusalem church.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 1
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the worldmany considered founding fathers of their respective disciplinesthis massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

Hanukkah: The Feast of Lights
There is a glamour and mystery about the Feast of Lights. Miss Solis-Cohen takes up the challenge of Hanukkah to the modern Jew and tries to explain it. The book will appeal to adults and to children, to those who seek knowledge on the holiday's origin and history.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Ezra and Nehemiah
A commentary on one of the most interesting for the modern reader books of the Bible.

History of the Jews, Vol. 3: From the Revolt against the Zendik (511 C.E.) to the Capture of St. Jean d'Acreby by the Mahometans (1291 C.E.)
A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The third volume covers the period from the revolt against the Zendik to the capture of St. Jean d'Acreby by the Mahometans.

Spain, the Jews, and Franco
The role played by Spain during World War II regarding the Jews has long been a matter of controversy. This volume, first published in Hebrew to wide acclaim seeks to set the record straight. It offers a full and objective account of the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied countries by the Franco regime.

The Third Pillar
Through slow and difficult years of impassioned creative effort, the author has summed up, distilled, symbolized the incomparable tragedy of Jewish people into an essentially poetic form that is clear with a great intellectual clarity, as well as majestic with the grandeur of the theme he treats.

JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis
The JPS Torah Commentary series guides readers through the words and ideas of the Torah. Each volume is the work of a scholar who stands at the pinnacle of his field.

The Jews of Egypt: From Ramses II to Emperor Hadrian
This is the story of the adventures and misadventures of the Jewish people in the land of Egypt shrouded in the mists of biblical history under the Pharaohs; the strange intermezzo of the Jewish mercenary detachment on the island of Elephantine on the upper Nile; the apogee of Jewish culture under the Ptolemies; and, finally, the Jewish community's rapid decline and catastrophic disappearance under Roman rule.

JPS Torah Commentary: Numbers
Commentary on the Torah' forth book by one of the most insteresting modern Jewish thinkers.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): NUMBERS
A major work of interpretation, which served--according to Baruch Levin's own words--as anchor and compass for his Anchor Bible commentary on Numbers.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): PROVERBS
... the crown belongs to Crawford H. Toy's voluminous interpretation of the book of Proverbs --Rudolf Smend, from Wisdom in Ancient Israel , Cambridge, 1997.

JPS Torah Commentary: Deuteronomy
The fifth and final JPS commentary on the last book of the Torah.

History of the Jews, Vol. 5: From the Chmielnicki Persecution of the Jews in Poland (1648 C.E.) to the Present Time (1870 C.E.)
A condensed reproduction of the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view. The fifth volume covers the period from the Chmielnicki Persecution of the Jews in Poland to the Present Time.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Amos and Hosea
The author has taken up in connection with the first two of the immortal Twelve, many questions that concern just as closely the prophetic books. It is especially felt in the Introduction; in fact Harper's introduction to Amos and Hosea is really an introduction to Prophecy as such.

Encounter with Emancipation: The German Jews in the United States, 1830-1914
This superbly documented study, enriched by anecdotes and illustrations, portrays the first genuine encounter of Jewish society with emancipation.

Topics In Hebrew and Semitic Linguistics


A History of the Jews in Christian Spain. Vol. 2
One of the century s great classics of Jewish historiography. The second volume of Professor Baer s monumental work tells the tragic story of the dissolution of the great Spanish Jewish community.

Studies in Jewish Education XIII: Modes of Educational Translation
This volume is concerned with the possibility of translating insights derived from areas of knowledge sometimes thought to be outside the purview of education to issues and problems on the agenda of educational thinkers, researchers and practitioners.

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The Guide for the Perplexed
This is the full, unabridged text of one of the greatest philosophic works of all time. Written by a 12th-century thinker who was equally active as an original philosopher and as a Biblical and Talmudic scholar, it is both a classic of great historical importance and a work of living signicance today.

History of the Jews: Complete Set in 6 Volumes
A condensed reproduction of the entire eleven volumes of the Geschichte der Juden, the first comprehensive attempt to write the history of the Jews as the history of a living people and from a Jewish point of view.

AN EMPIRE IN THE HOLY LAND


Ruby of Cochin: An Indian Jewish Woman Remembers
This book is a Cochin cake, full of secret goodies and unexpected surprises and mysterious tastes, exotic and familiar. Each story told by Ruby Daniel reveals the unique way of life of the Cochin Jews and preserves it for future generations.

The Jews of Moslem Spain, Vol. 2/3
The second and third volume of a monumental survey of the Jewish community in Spain under Moslem rule. (See first volume here) It offers the reader access to a difficult subject. The period is recreated in a narrative that flows with life and vitality...unmatched for scholarship and readability.

Studies in Jewish Education XII: The Hebrew Language in the Era of Globalization
This volume of the Studies in Jewish Education examines the place of the Hebrew language today.

Amulets and Magic Bowls: Aramaic Incantations of the Late Antiquity
The book contains the texts of all the legible amulets in Aramaic known today as well as 13 unpublished till now bowls. Their study allows us to peak into the religious feelings and practices of common people in the Talmudic period. The book contains a wealth of new material for the history of magic in the Middle East.

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The Jewish Encyclopedia, Index Volume
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the worldmany considered founding fathers of their respective disciplinesthis massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

The Path of the Upright: Mesillat Yesharim
The Path of the Upright, Rabbi Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto's guide to the perfection of human soul, stands on its own as one of the most influential and inspirational ethical works in Judaism. In this work, the author probes every aspect of the human personality and offers advice on ways to overcome its weaknesses. The Path of the Upright: Messillat Yesharim is a bilingual edition in Hebrew and English.

Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica Vol.1
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A History of the Jews in Christian Spain. Vol. 1
One of the century s great classics of Jewish historiography. This first volume of the two-volume set takes the story down to the middle of the thirteen century in Castile.

Jew or Juif?: Jews, French Canadians, and Anglo-Canadians, 1759-1914
Michael Brown s landmark study offers an unusual perspective on the origins of Canadian-Jewish assimilation in Anglo-Canada and the fear and insecurity that Canadian Jews experienced under the French Canadians.

Studies in Jewish Education IX: Understanding the Bible in Our Time
The ninth volume of Studies in Jewish Education examines issues relating to Biblical research and instruction.

Maimonides: Torah and Philosophic Quest
In this original study, noted scholar and theologian David Hartman discusses the relation between Maimonides' halakhic writings and The Guide of the Perplexed. This pioneering work earned Dr. Hartman a National Jewish Book Award for a book on Jewish thought.

The Jewish Encyclopedia, Index Volume
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the worldmany considered founding fathers of their respective disciplinesthis massive 12-volume Encyclopedia remains unsurpassed in many areas. Each of its 12 volumes was re-created by craftsmen of Varda Graphics, Inc. to look as close to the original as possible, while allowing the reader to take advantage of the latest computer technology.

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Divine Law in Human Hands
A revealing look at the reciprocal relationship between the Halakha as an abstract system and the realities of the Jewish life.

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