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.

ART, JEWS IN THE UNIVERSAL JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA [ 498 ] many museums, and he has spent much time in Palestine. Walter Pach, b. New York City, 1883, is an artist especially known for his challenging writings on art. Jules Pascin, whose oil paintings have the subtle charm of pastels, belongs in the Paris group, but is included here as he adopted American citizenship. Ernest C. Peixotto, b. San Francisco, 1869, is an author and illus-trator who has achieved further distinction as a mural painter. George Peixotto, b. Cleveland, a fine painter of the old school, is represented in the Corcoran Gal-lery at Washington and in the Widener Memorial Library at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Abram Poole, b. Chicago, 1883, is distinguished especially for his charm-ing portraits which have won many prizes and medals. Henry Prewitz is a winner of medals at Expositions both in Buffalo and St. Louis. Joseph Raphael, b. California, 1872, is an artist represented in various San Francisco museums. Henry R. Rittenberg, b. Latvia, 1879, is a portrait and mural painter of distinc-tion. Charles Rosen, b. Pennsylvania, 1878, has been especially successful in his painting of sunlight. James N. Rosenberg, b. Pennsylvania, 1874, well- known as a patron of art, is pleasing in his pastels. Saul Rosen-berg, b. Philadelphia, 1896, is a winner of various Pittsburgh prizes. Albert Rosenthal, b. Philadelphia, 1863, a portrait painter and winner of various medals, is most widely known for his etchings and lithographs. Doris Rosenthal, b. California, is especially known as an instructor in painting and drawing. Gordon Samstag, b. New York City, 1906, was the winner in 1931 of the Clark Prize, National Academy of Design. Nikol Schattenstein, b. Russia, 1877, dis-tinguished as a portrait painter, is the winner of gold medals in Europe. Simkha Simkhovitch, b. Leningrad, 1893, a very gifted artist who, in 1918, won the first prize from the Soviet Government for his canvas de-picting the Russian Revolution. Raphael Seyer, b. Rus-sia, 1899, is one of the talented younger men repre-sented in the Metropolitan and Whitney Museums and is the winner of the A I C Prize, 1932. Eugene E. Speicher, b. Buffalo, 1883, is the important winner of many prizes and medals and represented in all the more important American Museums. Maurice Sterne, b. Libau, Russia, 1877, is exceedingly distinguished both as painter and sculptor; his canvases are in many European as well as American museums. His notable monument, The Early American Settlers, is at Massachusetts. Albert Sterner, b. Astoria, Long Island, is widely known not only for his paintings, but also for his pastels, drawings, etchings and lithographs. Joseph Stella, b. Italy, 1880, is an artist especially dis-tinguished for the decorative quality of his work. Eugene Paul Ullman, b. New York City, 1877, an artist living in Paris and represented in the collections of the French Government, is the president of the Groupe des Peintres et Sculpteurs Américains de Paris. Abraham Walkowitz, b. Siberia, 1880, represented in various museums, is perhaps best- known for his notable series of drawings of Isadora Duncan. Max Weber, b. Russia, 1881, one of the most interesting painters of the modern school, is the author of essays on art. Louise Waterman Wise, b. New York City, known also for her communal achievements; she is the wife of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise. S. J. Woolf, b. New York City, 1880, portrait painter, etcher and lithog-rapher, was a special correspondent with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, and, while there, Chapter Home  | Index 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 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 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.

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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.

Talmud: Mesekhet B'rakhot, in 4 volumes
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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.

The Birobidzhan Affair: A Yiddish Writer in Siberia
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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.

Studies in Jewish Education I: Theory and Research
The focus of this volume is the state of the Jewish educational research and its impact on practice.

Hasidism and the Jewish Enlightenment: Their Confrontation in Galicia and Poland in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
Mahler's masterful sociological study is drawn from a variety of sources, including some Polish archival material that was later destroyed by the Nazis. This classic work, originally published in both Yiddish and Hebrew, is a prime example of movements that shaped the spiritual and cultural life of modern Jewry.

A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages, in 3 Volumes
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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.

New Heart, New Spirit: Biblical Humanism for Modern Israel
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The Bunker
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History of the Jews in Aragon. Hispania Judaica, v. 1
More than 3,500 regesta in French, and original documents mostly from the Archivo General de la Corona de Aragon, in Barcelona.

The Jews of Navarre in the Late Middle Ages. Hispania Judaica, v. 4
Documented depiction of the economic activities of the Jews and their work at the service of the Crown in this Christian kingdom.

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History of Jewish Coinage and of Money in the Old and New Testament
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Rabbinic Fantasies: Imaginative Narratives from Classical Hebrew Literature
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The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges: The Book of Deuteronomy
The force and individuality of this Book; its consistency and distinctiveness from the other documents of the Pentateuch as well as its differences from much of the custom and practice both in early and later Israel, make it stand out.

New Heart, New Spirit: Biblical Humanism for Modern Israel
New Heart, New Spirit confronts the ethical and moral values of the Bible in the context of the critical situation that Israel and Zionism are facing. It is an outcry and a challenge to the xenophobic movements focused on “holy wars,” power, land, and blood.

The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 12
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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.

Two Portuguese Exiles in Castile: Dom David Negro and Dom Isaac Abravanel. Hispania Judaica, v. 10
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Jews in the Hungarian Economy 1760-1945
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JPS Hebrew-English (Jewish Bible) Tanakh
A true searchable (offline -- English only; in optional online mode -- both English and Hebrew) replica (including Biblical Hebrew vowel and cantillation marks) of the original 2nd printed edition. It is a MUST for any serious student of The Holy Scriptures and perfect a participant in Bible-study groups.

History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Vol. 3: From the Accession of Nicholas II until 1916. Bibliography and Index.
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Rabbinic Fantasies: Imaginative Narratives from Classical Hebrew Literature
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JPS Torah Commentary: Numbers
Commentary on the Torah' forth book by one of the most insteresting modern Jewish thinkers.

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The Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 8
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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 Torah: The Five Books of Moses
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A Catalogue of Fragments of Halakhah and Midrash from the Cairo Genizah
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The Path of the Upright: Mesillat Yesharim
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Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica Vol. 5
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Christianity and Judaism: Two Covenants
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The International Critical Commentary (ICC): Jobs (in 2 volumes)
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Studies in Jewish Education XII: The Hebrew Language in the Era of Globalization
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Literary Studies In The Hebrew Bible Form And Content
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