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eBook The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (10 vols. plus Reading Guide & Index)
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The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (10 vols. plus Reading Guide & Index)

Author:  Isaak Landman,
Publisher:  Varda Books
Original Publisher:  Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Inc.
Publication Date (Year):  2009
Language:  English

Scanned, OCRrd, indexed and proofread, the encyclopedia is delivered on DVD and requires 4.0 GB of hard-drive space; significantly enhanced content and additional savings are available when purchased as a part of our Combined Jewish Encyclopedia.

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Of three multi-volume English-language Jewish Encyclopedias, the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia occupies a very special place among Jewish-interest Encyclopedias: unlike the other two encyclopedias, the primary purpose of the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia was adult Jewish and non-Jewish education. Created by Reform Rabbis and Jewish Scholars, many of whom escaped from Nazi G...

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Isaak Landman, ---

(1880 - 1946), the Editor-in-Chief of the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Isaak Landman was distinguished American Reform rabbi, educator, and a prolific author. The first Jewish chaplain with U.S. Army, he was a vigorous proponent of interfaith Jewish-Christian dialogue.

Editorial conference of the initiators of the "Universal Jewish Encyclopedia"
(seated around the table left to right): Salo Baron, Julian Morgenstern, George Alexander Kohut,
Isaac Landman, Louis Ginzberg, Walter Hart Blumenthal, Max J. Kohler, and Isaac Husik.
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With more than 10,000 articles, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia covers vast number of topics including such major as:

I. HISTORY /The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia/

Jewish History in General * Jewish History by Periods * United States * Canada * West Indies * Central America * South America * Great Britain * France * Iberian Peninsula * Germany * Italy * Malta * Northern Europe *Poland * Central Europe * Balkans * Russia / Soviet Union * Africa * Mandate Palestine * Western Asia * Central Asia * Far East * Historians * Jewish Historiography

II. LITERATURE /The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia/

Languages of the Jews * Hebrew * Jewish Literature * Bible * Bible Interpretation and its Interpreters * Bible Influence on Civilization * Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha * Talmud * Midrash* Hebrew Literature * Yiddish Literature * Books and Manuscripts

III. RELIGION /The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia/

Jewish view of Religion in General * Religion of Israel * Judaism * Jewish views of God * Jewish Philosophy * Jewish Calendar * Customs and Ceremonies * Liturgy * Ethics and Morality * Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah *Angels and Demons * Movements and Divisions within Judaism

IV. JEWISH LIFE /The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia/

Family and Social Life * Costume * Diet and Hygiene * Jewish Music * Striking Jewish Phrases * Amusements * Jewish Education * Synagogue * Community and Communal Organization * Social Welfare * Jewish Law: its Sources, Development and Principles * Procedures in the Jewish Courts * Animals and Plants

V. JEWS AND NON-JEWS /The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia/

Judaism and Other Religions * Christianity * Jews as Observed by Non-Jews * Anti-Semitism * Philo-Semites

VI. GENERAL SUBJECTS /The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia/

Jewish Archeology * Jewish Symbols * Folklore * Families and Family Trees * Messiah and Messianic Movements * Political and Social Movements * Labor and Labor Organizations * Zionism * Race, Nation or Religion? * Facts and Figures About Jews


Jews in Art and Architecture * Jews in Astronomy * Jews in Athletics * Jews in Aviation * Jews in Biology * Jews in Chemistry * Jews in Chess * Jews in Dentistry * Jews as Educators * Jews in Finance * Jews in Industry * Jews as Inventors * Jews in Journalism * Jews in Literature * Jews in Mathematics * Jews in Medicine * Jews in Music * Jews in Philosophy * Jews in Public Office * Jews as Soldiers * Jews in the Theatre * Jews in Travel and Exploration * Jews in Various Fields * Noteworthy Jews

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Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics (Electronic Edition in 12 v. plus index, il) by James Hastings / Varda Books
The Combined Jewish Encyclopedia (in 24 vols., incl. Reading Guide and new Index) by 0 / Varda Books
The Jewish Encyclopedia by Isidore Singer, editor / Varda Books

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