Encyclopedia of Judaism

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Infobase Publishing, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 641 pages
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Since the demise of the Israelite religion, Jewish people have spread around the world, adapted to their host cultures, and produced cultural variances within Judaism. In doing so, they have experienced prosperity and tragedy, all of which is reflected in this comprehensive reference, along with biographical data on notable Jewish individuals. In a completely accessible manner, Encyclopedia of Judaism covers Jewish tradition from religious practices in the Temple through exile and diaspora in Europe and Asia, to the expansion of Jewish denominations in America to the modern state of Israel and the continual development of rich diaspora Jewish communities.
 

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Contents

A
1
B
40
C
75
D
106
E
126
F
152
G
167
H
190
O
363
P
373
QR
410
S
440
T
509
U
533
V
542
W
545

I
225
J
243
K
261
L
283
M
302
N
348
Y
559
Z
569
Bibliography
576
Index
583
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Sara E. Karesh is a teacher of Jewish history at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD. She received her Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Karesh is the coauthor of Facts On File's Jewish Faith in America.

Mitchell M. Hurvitz is senior rabbi at Temple Sholom in Greenwich, CT, and a columnist for The Greenwich Citizen. He received his M.A. and ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is a past president of the Greenwich Fellowship of Clergy and former chairman of congregation life for the Fairfield Council of Churches and Synagogues.

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