Volume 5, 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.

CONTRIBUTORS TO VOLUME FIVE LEONARD A. GREENBERG, New York Editorial Assistant SIMON GREENBERG, Philadelphia, Pa. Rabbi, Har Zion Temple JULIUS GUTTMANN, Jerusalem Professor of Philosophy, Hebrew University NACHUM GUTTMAN, New York Director, Public Relations, National Labor Committee for Palestine HERBERT HARRIS, Washington, D. C. Labor Historian ISAAC HEINEMANN, Jerusalem Faculty Member, Hebrew University EDWARD HERBERT, New York Author, Lecturer ISAAC HUSIK ( deceased) Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania DAVID S. JACOBSON, San Antonio, Texas Associate Rabbi, Temple Beth- El MAX JOSEPH, Jerusalem Rabbi LEO JUNG, New York Rabbi, Jewish Center; Professor of Ethics, Yeshiva College MAURICE J. KARPF, New York Director, Graduate School for Jewish Social Work MOSHE KATZ, New York Former Editor,  Nailebn PAUL KLAPPER, New York President, Queens College DAVIDE KLEINLERER, New York Author, Journalist and Lecturer ADOLF KOBER, New York Rabbi and Historian ALEXANDER KOHANSKI, Cleveland Educational Director, Jewish Center GEORGE ALEXANDER KOHUT ( de-ceased) Scholar, Educator DANIEL KONRAD, New York Journalist SAMUEL KRAUSS, Cambridge, Eng-land Professor and Author ALEXANDER KRISTIANPOLLER, Jem-salem Librarian and A uthor SANIEL LABIN, New York Roumanian Journalist ISAAC LANDMAN, Brooklyn, Ν. Y. Editor- in- Chief Continued from preceding page SOLOMON LANDMAN, Kew Gardens, L. I. Rabbi, Temple Isaiah ALGERNON LEE, New York Sociologist MORRIS LEHRER, New York Research Worker JACOB LESTSCHINSKY, New York Director, Department of Economics and Statistics, Institute of Jewish Affairs RUDOLF LESZYNSKY, Tel- Aviv Orientalist and Historian CASPAR LEVIAS ( deceased) Semitic Scholar and Grammarian SAMUEL J. LEVINSON, Brooklyn Rabbi, Temple Beth Emeth CLIFTON HARBY LEVY, New York Rabbi, Author and Journalist HENRY W. LEVY, Boston, Mass. Journalist ELIAS LIEBERMAN, Brooklyn Poet, Educator J. B. LIGHTMAN, Houston, Texas Executive Director, Jewish Com-munity Council FABIAN LINDEN, Chapel Hill, N. C. Editorial Assistant Louis LIPSKY, New York Zionist Leader and Writer ERNEST LOUIS, New York Research Worker Louis L. MANN, Chicago Rabbi, Chicago Sinai Congregation EUGENE MANNHEIMER, Des Moines, Iowa Rabbi, Congregation Bnai Jeshurun BURNS MANTLE, New York Drama Editor,  Daily News JOSEPH MARCUS, Haverstraw, N. Y. Rabbi JOHN A. MAYNARD, New York Theologian and Orientalist SAMUEL MEISELS, Vienna Author and Editor JOSEPH MEISL, Jerusalem Former General Secretary, Berlin Jewish Community SAUL MEZAN, Sofia Bulgarian Jewish Leader and Author JACOB S. MINKIN, New York Rabbi and Author OSCAR MODLINGER, New York Author JULIAN MORGENSTERN, Cincinnati President, Hebrew Union College Continued on next page MOSES MOSKOWITZ, New York Secretary, Committee on Peace Stud-ies, American Jewish Committee ERNST MÜLLER, Palestine Writer and Librarian LEON NEMOY, New Haven, Conn. Curator, Hebrew and Arabic Litera-ture, Yale University ABRAHAM A. NEUMAN, Philadel-phia, Pa. President, Dropsie College MAX NOMAD, New York Author and Sociologist AHRON OPHER, New York Rabbi, Hebrew Tabernacle BLANCHE OPPENHEIMER, New York Civic Worker JOHN F. OPPENHEIMER, New York Former Editor,  Philo- Lexikon ERWIN GEORGE PATAI, Palestine A uthor NATHAN A. PELCOVITS, New York Instructor, Department of Govern-ment, College of the City of New York DAVID PHILIPSON, Cincinnati Rabbi, Bene Israel Congregation ARTHUR POSNER, Jerusalem Rabbi and Author BERNARD POSTAL, Washington, D. C. Director, Public Relations, Bnai Brith SAMUEL RABINOWITZ, New York Social Worker JACOB S. RAISIN, Charleston, S. C. Rabbi, Congregation Beth Elohim MORDCHE SEW- WOLF RAPOPORT ( deceased) Rabbi SAUL RASKIN, New York Artist HIRSCHEL REVEL, New York Instructor, Yeshiva College CHARLES REZNIKOFF, New York Writer and Editorial Assistant NATHAN RICARDO, New York Journalist PAUL RIEGER ( deceased) Rabbi S. A. ROCHLIN, Johannesburg Editor LOUIS ROSENBERG, Winnipeg Agricultural Economist and Author ABRAM L. SACHAR, Champaign, Ill. Director, Bnai Brith Hillel Foun-dation ANATOL SAFANOV, New York Research WorkerAAR- AZU | BAA- CAN | CAN- EDU | EDU- GNO  | GOD- IZS | JAB- LEX | LEX- MOS  | MOS- PRO | PRO- SPE | SPI- ZYL

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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): ESTHER
Extraodinary book which retained its freshness and technical insight after almost a century of existance.

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.

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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.

Jewish Life In The Middle Ages
A sweeping view of Jewish historical and cultural experience. Written in the end of the 19th century by an extremly astute historian and a storyteller, this volume will assist readers in better understanding the position of Jews in today's world as well.

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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.

Jerusalem Curiosities
This volume not only seeks to provide pleasurable reading but also enables the reader to grasp Jerusalem's unique role in the history of mankind. Those who read this book will encounter Jerusalem with eyes that see and hearts that understand.

The Jews of Moslem Spain, Vol. 1
This is the first volume of a monumental survey of the Jewish community in Spain under Moslem rule. (See second and third volumes 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.

Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion Legend and Law. Vol. I
Many traces of the old modes of life and thought survive in the form of folklore. A few such relics of ruder times, as they are preserved like fossils in the Old Testament, are illustrated and explained by the author in this book. The first volume covers the folklore ranging from the creation of man to the heirship of Jacob.

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.

Hebrew Ethical Wills
This volume includes specimens which, either as complete texts or as extracts, are representative of the type of literature known as Ethical Wills. The testaments give an intimate insight into the personal religion of Jews and Jewish experience through many centuries.

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.

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STUDIES IN JEWISH EDUCATION III: Teacher, Teaching, and Community
Deals with concrete issues of the teaching process in schools.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 10
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this 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.

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.

Judaism and the Origins of Christianity
A massive collection of scholarship of the author who has pioneered new understanding of the Jewish background of early Christianity.

Jewish History: An Essay in the Philosophy of History
This essay exhibits in a remarkably striking way the author's art of making “all things seem fresh and new, important and attractive.” The author attempts, for the first time, a psychologic characterization of Jewish history. He endeavors to demonstrate the inner connection between events, and develop the ideas that underlie them.

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.

Rabad of Posquieres: A Twelfth-Century Talmudist
This biographical treatise captures the personality of Rabbad of Posquieres or Rabbi Abraham ben David – one of the most creative talmudic scholars of the twelfth century, chronicles his role in the intellectual history of the Jews in southern France during the twelfth century, and outlines his influence on subsequent generations.

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.

Notes on the Hebrew Text and the Topography of the Book of Samuel
Electronic edition of one of the most influential books ever written about the Bible; S.R. Driver's meticulously detailed reconstruction and analysis of Samuel has remained vital for over a century.

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Thesaurus of the Medieaval Hebrew Poetry, in 4 volumes
Lists 35,000 poems and prayers culled from printed and manuscript sources (many from Cairo Genizah) and their variations, i.e. almost every Hebrew poem and its variations composed after canonization of the Hebrew Bible until 18th c.e.... with listings of sacred poetry reaching into the 20th century.

Ideology and Settlement
The first deep and detailed research conducted on the subject of carrying out of the policies and enterprises of the JNF in the years prior to World War I.

Jewish Influence on Christian Reform Movements
This work is a study of a few typical “Reform Movements” or heresies in the history of Catholicism during the Middle Ages and of Protestantism during the Reformation era. It has been undertaken with a view to describing and analyzing the contributions by Jews and Judaism to the rise and development of these movements.

The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (Complete and Unabridged Electronic Edition)
This is the complete and unabridged electronic edition of the twentieth century finest and most comprehensive Hebrew lexicon available to the English-speaking student of the Hebrew Scriptures.

The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Ecclesiastes
A straightforward, engaging commentary on the Book of Kohelet.

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Studies in Jewish Education VI: Teaching Jewish Values
The emphasis of this volume is on teaching of Jewish values and the development of the curriculum.

Ethics of Responsibility: Pluralistic Approaches to Conventional Ethics
Ethics of Responsibility bridges the gap between liberal Jewish philosophy and modern Orthodoxy. It is thoughtful reading for both the Jewish and non-Jewish scholar, teacher, and for all readers interested in the study of ethics and morality.

Ethics of Responsibility: Pluralistic Approaches to Conventional Ethics
Ethics of Responsibility bridges the gap between liberal Jewish philosophy and modern Orthodoxy. It is thoughtful reading for both the Jewish and non-Jewish scholar, teacher, and for all readers interested in the study of ethics and morality.

Pesikta de-Rab Kahana
A winner of the National Jewish Book Award in 1976, this book is the translation of the Pesikta, a famous collection of midrashim. The Pesikta emerged in a time of deep crisis for the Jewish people, disappeared sometime in the sixteenth century, and was reborn only in the nineteenth century.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics Vol. 9
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.

The Jews of Charleston: A History of an American Jewish Community
The small group of Jewish inhabitants of Charles Town in South Carolina met in 1750 to organize themselves permanently into a religious community. This book tells that community's story down to the present day. It describes the process of adjustment both of the Jews and their religion.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 12
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this 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 Jew in the Literature of England
The Jew in the Literature of England sums up a history of the Jew as he was reflected in the literature of a civilization. Modder's sense of incident and detail, his command of a whole literature, his capacity to develop the social history that underpins literature make his study both absorbing and illuminating.

Rabad of Posquieres: A Twelfth-Century Talmudist
This biographical treatise captures the personality of Rabbad of Posquieres or Rabbi Abraham ben David – one of the most creative talmudic scholars of the twelfth century, chronicles his role in the intellectual history of the Jews in southern France during the twelfth century, and outlines his influence on subsequent generations.

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 VI: Teaching Jewish Values
The emphasis of this volume is on teaching of Jewish values and the development of the curriculum.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 8
A monumental work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America. Written by more then 400 contributors from all over the world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this 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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A Treatise on the use of the Tenses in Hebrew
If you work with the Hebrew verbal system, this is a book you *must* have read.

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.

Maimonides
The first of a series of books dealing with “Jewish Worthies,” this volume presents the biography of, perhaps, the most famous Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages with special regard to the general history of the period at which he lived.

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The Fifty-Third Chapter of Isaiah according to the Jewish interpreters (in 2 vols.)
Collection of printed texts and MSS. by Jewish commentators on the 53rd Chapter of Isaiah, brought together by AD. Nubauer and translated with assistance of S.R.Driver.

Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica, in 5 volumes
This five-volume set represents the finest work of the late nineteenth century Biblical scholarship.

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 world—many considered founding “fathers” of their respective disciplines—this 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.