The Jewish Encyclopedia
by Isidore Singer
/ Varda Books
The monumental 12-volume work which laid the foundation of Jewish scholarship in America, written by more than 400 contributors from all over the world--many considered "the founding fathers" of their respective disciplines,--The Jewish Encyclopedia remains the standard in many important areas of Judaica.
Originally published between 1901-1906, the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia is in plain English written from an American perspective.
It contains over 15,000 articles covering all
important aspects of Jewish life
until the beginning of 20th century (articles dealing with Tanakh alone take up
almost 1,500 pages) and more than 2,100 Jewish-interest illustrations, which can
be used royalty-free in your personal and non-commercial projects.
While the Encyclopedia
does not contain information on modern Jewish History (e.g., the creation of
Israel, the Holocaust, Soviet Jewry etc.), it neither does contain 100 years of
accumulated cultural bias, thus providing an invaluable "different point of
view" which should enable you to take a fresh look at today's realities and
evaluate prospects for the future.
The Encyclopedia's coverage is immense: you get
authoritative, citable information on the most important topics of Jewish
History, Biography, Sociology, Literature, Theology, Philosophy, Jewish beliefs,
People, Places, Language, Scripture, Holidays, Practices, and Customs.
Almost 10,000 pages of
authoritative, carefully organized, relevant Jewish knowledge
enhanced Scholar PDF format
Preserved printed book
metaphor layout for maximum of browsing convenience
Completely re-keyed text that matches
Text magnification of up to 6400%
without any loss of resolution
individually or collectively with other PDF books in many different ways
printing and copying (for personal use only)
License to use
on up to three computers at the same time
off-line as well as online from any Windows PC