Volume 7, 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.

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS TO VOLUME SEVEN MAX A. LURIA, Brooklyn Professor of Romance Languages, Brooklyn College EDGAR F. MAGNIN, LOS Angeles Rabbi, Congregation Bnai Brith JOSEPH MARCUS, Haverstraw, Ν. Y. Rabbi HARRY S. MARGOLIS, St. Paul, Minn. Rabbi, Mount Zion Hebrew Congrega-tion ADAM MARGOSHES, New York Editorial Assistant ISAAK MARKON, Ramsgate, England Professor and Librarian DAVID F. MARKUS, Constantinople Rabbi HARRY H. MAYER, Kansas City, Mo. Rabbi, Temple Bnai Jehudah JOSEPH MEISL, Jerusalem Former General Secretary, Berlin Jew-ish Community SAUL MEZAN, Sofia, Bulgaria Bulgarian Jewish Leader and Author ELLA MCKENNA, FRIEND MIELZINER, Truro, Mass. Biographer SIMON MILLER, Yonkers, Ν. Y. Research Aide ROBERT A. MILLIKAN, Pasadena, Cal. Physicist ALBERT G. MINDA, Minneapolis, Minn. Rabbi, Temple Israel JACOB S. MINKIN, New York Rabbi and Author HENRY MONTOR, New York Executive Director, United Palestine Appeal LEOPOLD MOSES, Palestine Museum Curator and Author MOSES MOSKOWITZ, New York Secretary, Committee on Peace Studies, American Jewish Committee SIMON MOWSHOWITZ, New York Research Worker LEON NEMOY, New Haven, Conn. Curator, Hebrew and Arabic Literature, Yale University SIEGBERT NEUFELD, Leipzig, Germany Rabbi and Historian ABRAHAM A. NEUMAN, Philadelphia President, Dropsie College NATHAN A. PELCOVITS, New York Instructor, Department of Government, College of the City of New York FRANCIS D. PERKINS, New York Music Editor,  New York Herald Tribune EUGENE PESSEN ( deceased) Former Librarian DAVID PHILIPSON, Cincinnati Rabbi Emeritus, Bene Israel Congrega-tion Continued from preceding page CHRIS PHOSKOS, New York Research Worker DAVID DE SOLA POOL, New York Rabbi, Spanish and Portuguese Syna~ gogue Shearith Israel ARTHUR POSNER, Jerusalem Rabbi and Author BERNARD POSTAL, Washington, D. C. Director, Public Relations, Bnai Brith SAMUEL RABINOWITZ, New York Research Worker SAMUEL RAPPAPORT, Vienna Rabbi and Author JOSEPH RAUCH, Louisville, Ky. Rabbi, Congregation Adath Israel CHARLES RECHT, New York Author and Poet VICTOR E. REICHERT, Cincinnati Rabbi, Bene Israel Congregation NATHAN RICARDO, New York Journalist PAUL RIEGER ( deceased) Former Rabbi Louis ROSENBERG, Winnipeg Agricultural Economist and Author LUDWIG A. ROSENTHAL ( deceased) Former Rabbi NEWMAN H. ROSENTHAL, Melbourne, Australia Communal Leader CHARLES A. RUBENSTEIN, New York Rabbi and Author IRA E. SANDERS, Little Rock, Ark. Rabbi, Congregation Bnai Israel ARON SANDLER, Palestine Physician NICHOLAS SARGOLOGOS, New York Research Worker ISRAEL SCHAPIRO, Washington, D. C. Librarian, Semitics Division, Library of Congress HENRIETTA SCHMERLER ( deceased) Research Worker CHAIM SCHNEID, Palestine Educator KARL SCHWARZ, Palestine Art Historian, Former Custodian of the Art Collection, Berlin Jewish Com-munity SIMON SEGAL, New York Member, Research Institute for Peace Studies of the American Jewish Com-mittee LEO SHPALL, New York Journalist ABRAHAM SHUSTERMAN, Baltimore Rabbi, Har Sinai Congregation MENDEL SILBER, New Orleans, La. Rabbi, Gates of Prayer Congregation Lou H. SILBERMAN, JR., Cincinnati Rabbi, Hebrew Union College LEON JULIUS SILBERSTROM, Palestine Chemist HENRY P. SILVERMAN, Kingston, Ja-maica Rabbi, United Congregation of Israel-ites SOLOMON L. SKOSS, Philadelphia Professor of Arabic, Dropsie College PHILIP SLOMOVITZ, Detroit Editor,  Jewish News JOSHUA STARR, New York Managing Editor,  Jewish Social Studies WILLIAM STEIN, Tarrytown, Ν. Y. Professor and Historian MEIER STEINGLASS, New York Journalist J. W. F. STOPPELMAN, New York Editor,  Netherlands News MARK SULLIVAN, New York Journalist and Commentator ALPHONS SUMMIT, New York Writer SIDNEY S. TEDESCHE, Brooklyn Rabbi, Union Temple FELIX A. THEILHABER, Palestine Physician SCHULIM ABI TODOS ( deceased) Former Librarian and Educator Louis UNTERMEYER, New York Author and Editor BENJAMIN VEIT, New York Former Assistant Superintendent in charge of Junior High Schools AARON WALDEN, Monticello, Ν. Y. Rabbi, Jewish Community Center of Monticello, Inc. BRUNO WALTER, New York Conductor JOSEPH WARREN, Lowell, Mass. Rabbi, Temple Beth El HERBERT WEINSTOCK, New York Musical Historian ROBERT WELTSCH, Jerusalem Editor M. DONALD WHYTE, New York Former Director, Whyte Gallery, Wash-ington, D. C. MAX WIENER, Cincinnati Lecturer in Rabbinics, Hebrew Union College JONAH Β. WISE, New York Rabbi, Central Synagogue SIEGFRIED WOLFF ( deceased) Former Attorney and Author GEORGE B. WRIGHT, New York Research Worker LEAH R. C. YOFFIE, Chapel Hill, N. C. Educator and Folklorist ISRAEL ZOLLER, Trieste Rabbi and Former Professor AAR- AZU | BAA- CAN | CAN- EDU | EDU- GNO | GOD- IZS | JAB- LEX | LEX- MOS | MOS- PRO | PRO- SPE | SPI- ZYL

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Front MatterHalf Title PageCopyright PageASSOCIATE EDITORSCONTRIBUTING EDITORS AND THEIR SUBJECTSMEMBERS OF THE EDITORIAL STAFFSPECIAL CONTRIBUTORS TO VOLUME SEVENRules Governing Transliterations, Citations, Spelling of Proper Names, and AbbreviationsDedication PageLEX - MOS ( VII )AAR - AZU ( I )BAA - CAN ( II )CAN - EDU ( III )EDU - GNO ( IV )GOD - IZS ( V )JAB - LEX ( VI )MOS - PRO ( VIII )PRO - SPE ( IX )SPI - ZYL ( X )INDEX TO GUIDE
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Tales of Sendebar
Translated from original Hebrew version of the SEVEN SAGES, this collection of fascinating stories--based on unpublished manuscripts--makes available the complete English translation of Mishle Sendebar, the Hebrew version of an enormously popular medieval romance which originated in the East and was subsequently transmitted westward.

Talmud Yerushalmi: A Concordance of Amoraic Terms, Expressions and Phrases, in 3 vols.
A concordance of Amoraic terminology in Talmud Yerushalmi designed to assist to come much closer to the original text of the Yerushalmi and to its accurate interpretation.

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.

Jews, Arabs, Turks
Select essays on Middle Eastern history dealing with Israel, Egypt and Turkey with a focus on politics and cultural relations of Jews, Arabs, and Turks.

Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer
Kabbalistic midrashic work on Genesis, part of Exodus, and a few sentences of Numbers ascribed to R. Eliezer b. Hyrcanus.

Mekhilta de-Rabbi Ishmael (3 vols.)
An electronic edition of JPS's original 3-volume set, based on manuscript and early editions.

Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, this book will be a stimulating and rewarding step to exploring and restoring Jewish theology – and faith – at a time when belief is continually challenged and yet so very needed.

The Sephardi Legacy II


The Jewish Community: Its History and Structure to the American Revolution. Vol. III.
This is the third and final volume of the work that is centered on the European Jewish community of the Middle Ages and early modern times. The author offers a comprehensive historical and sociological analysis of the Jewish communal evolution during the Emancipation era.

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.

Biblical and Oriental Studies (2 volumes)
Two-volume set of U. Cassuto's Biblical and Ancient Oriental Texts essays.

A Commentary on the Book of Genesis (Part II): from Noah to Abraham
By extending his method of exegesis in this volume to another section of the Torah, Cassuto indirectly buttressed his theories with new evidence of the inherent rightness of his approach.

Folk-lore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion Legend and Law. Vol. II
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 second volume covers Jacob and the kidskins, the passage through the Red Sea, the judgment of Solomon, and other stories.

Aspects of the Jewish Economic History
A survey of the far-ranging Jewish contribution to economic progress of the Western world.

Jewish Cooking Around the World: Gourmet and Holiday Recipes
The book presents a variety of recipes from foreign countries and recipes for the Sabbath and festivals, all complying with the Jewish dietary laws. Every recipe has been tested by the author.

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.

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.

Luah Hashannah 5778
A guide to prayers, readings, laws, and customs for the synagogue and for the home

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.

A Commentary on the Book of Genesis (Part II): from Noah to Abraham
By extending his method of exegesis in this volume to another section of the Torah, Cassuto indirectly buttressed his theories with new evidence of the inherent rightness of his approach.

Studia Biblica Vol. 1
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History of the Jewish People
... a single volume (containing) the multitude of details of nearly 40 centuries of Jewish history (provided) with conciseness, clarity, and completeness. . . entire work is informed by a broad philosophic grasp of the subject, a rare balance and objectivity of treatment, and a warm love for the Jewish people and its heritage. Robert Gordis Encyclopaedia Judaica

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 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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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.

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Volume 4, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia
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.

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Don Isaac Abravanel: Statesman and Philosopher
The story of an extraordinary personality in the history of the Jewish people. Abravanel symbolizes a life of a true son of G-d s chosen people.

Religion and Zionism First Encounters


The Jewish Community: Its History and Structure to the American Revolution. Vol.II.
The second volume of the work that is centered on the European Jewish community of the Middle Ages and early modern times. The author offers a comprehensive historical and sociological analysis of the Jewish communal evolution during the Emancipation era.

A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice
This is the most detailed and comprehensive guide to Jewish practice for home and synagogue, written in the spirit of Modern Orthodox and Conservative movements.

Legends of the Jews
A most remarkable and comprehensive compilation of stories connected to the Hebrew Bible drawn largely on Jewish lore and tradition. It is an indispensable reference on that body of literature known as Midrash, the imaginative retelling and elaboration on Bible stories in which mythological tales about demons and magic co-exist with moralistic stories about the piety of the patriarchs.

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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.

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.

Ahad Ha-Am Asher Ginzberg: A Biography
Ahad Ha-Am's “spiritual Zionism” is still as capable, as it was fifty years ago, of giving inspiration and guidance to a large segment of the Jewry.

A Grammar of Samaritan Hebrew
The importance of the Samaritan pronunciation of Hebrew has gained wide acceptance as essential for reaching a correct understanding of the processes that affected the development of the Hebrew language in the late second temple period.

The Jewish Community: Its History and Structure to the American Revolution. Vol. III.
This is the third and final volume of the work that is centered on the European Jewish community of the Middle Ages and early modern times. The author offers a comprehensive historical and sociological analysis of the Jewish communal evolution during the Emancipation era.

History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Vol. 3: From the Accession of Nicholas II until 1916. Bibliography and Index.
A History of the Jews in Russia and Poland from the pen of S. M. Dubnow (based upon a work in Russian which was especially prepared for JPS) needs neither justification nor recommendation. The work is divided into thee volumes. The third and concluding volume deals with the reign of Nicholas II., the last of the Romanovs, and also contains the bibliographical apparatus, the maps, the index, and other supplementary material.

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.

A History of the Marranos
The tradegy and romance of the story of the secret Jews of the Spanish Peninsula is a lesson that every one must learn and always remember.

Selected Religious Poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Solomon Ibn Gabirol was not only a great poet, but also a great philosopher. His vision was broad and his penetration keen. This volume of translations from this rare singer of the Ghetto limits itself to such of his poems as have been incorporated in or designed for the liturgy of the Synagogue.

The Sephardi Legacy II


Volume 7, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia
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.

Hebrew-English Tanakh: the Jewish Bible
Multi-platform, electronic edition of masoretic text of the Holy Scriptures placed next to classic Jewish translation.

Biblical and Oriental Studies (2 volumes)
Two-volume set of U. Cassuto's Biblical and Ancient Oriental Texts essays.

Matters of Life and Death
Incredible medical breakthroughs of today, like genetic engineering, in-vitro fertilization, and cloning, as well as the ability and choice to prolong life force us as Jews and human beings to struggle with the dilemmas posed by modern medicine. How does one decide which treatments to accept as appropriate and which not? Jewish law and ethics, as Dr. Elliot Dorff points out, which stem from the ancient teachings of the Talmud, do not directly address these modern issues, but the Jewish tradition

Tosefta Ki-Fshutah v. 8
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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.