The Blackwell Companion to Jewish Culture: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

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Glenda Abramson, Dovid Katz
Blackwell Reference, 1989 - History - 853 pages
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An essential reference for every Jewish home, The Blackwell Companion to Jewish Culture presents the little-known details, inspirational struggles, and remarkable achievements of the Jewish people. A comprehensive account of the Jewish contribution to every cultural field over the past 200 years, the book contains more than 1,100 entries arranged alphabetically, and covers prominent figures from politics, religion, science, the performing arts, and more.

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This encyclopedic guide to modern Jewish culture offers a feast of learning. Focusing on the Ashkenazi-Western culture, it provides over 1100 entries by an international group of scholars. The format ... Read full review

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Katz was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He holds a B.A. from Columbia and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of London. A former Gugenheim recipient, he has taught at Oxford and at Yale. He currently teaches at Vilnius University and is director of research at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute. He divides his time between Lithuania and North Wales.

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