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The Student's Encyclopedia of Judaism - Geoffrey Wigoder

The Student's Encyclopedia of Judaism

Hardcover

Published: 1st April 2004
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
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An excellent resource for Jewish families to keep on hand for household use, The Student's Encyclopedia of Judaism provides engaging and authoritative coverage of all aspects of the Jewish religion--its history, practices, and important figures as well as current thinking among the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox movements.

""The Students Encyclopedia of Judaism" is a wonderful resource to begin the process of learning...The scholarly entries have been reworked so that the subject matter is accesible to the younger reader."--"Amit"

"The book portrays a comprehensive picture of Jewish life. The entries in the book are easy to understand and concise. Both the English and Hebrew names of familiar items are cross-referenced in order to guide the reader, and they also lead the reader to further explore other ideas relating to the subject."--"Signal Journal"

The Student's Encyclopedia of Judaism is one of the most important Jewish reference books available to any student. Specially designed for students ages 12-18, the articles in The Student's Encyclopedia of Judaism cover a vast spectrum of topics. There are biographical entries on biblical figures, rabbis, and others whose thoughts and actions have influenced the development of Judaism. From traditions and ceremonies to foods and historical leaders, special attention is given to contemporary issues and women's roles in Judaism. Also emphasized are the customs and folk traditions of Jewish cultures throughout the world.

    for students in grades 7 through 12 over 900 entries all facets of daily, Sabbath, and holiday prayers and rituals are included traditional and modern issues are discussed from several viewpoints sidebars throughout include the sayings of the sages, texts of prayers, and summaries of biblical books and holidays a list of books for further reading is included a perfect gift for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Hannukah

"Students, and their parents, looking for a good one-stop book to answer questions or to help with religious school homework will find this encyclopedia handy. And those looking for a religious-oriented bar/bat mitzvah gift may have found the answers to their prayers." --Voice of the Dutchess Jewish Community "Here's a comprehensive, A to Z encyclopedic reference to the key spiritual leaders, concepts and Biblical references in Judaism...strongly recommended for Judaic Studies reference collections as an excellent, comprehensive, basic reference." --The Bookwatch "A real sleep saver and serious study tool, it offers in a few short paragraphs what could otherwise take hours to research. This book will be an asset in the classroom as well as in any home. Even the glossary by itself would make it worth purchasing."--World Jewish Digest "More conceptual, more serious, and topical. It is attractively illustrated, with informational sidebars, photographs of documents, paintings, etc."--Jewish Book World "Intellectually stimulating and sophisticated. Highly recommended for all Judaica collections."--Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter "The volume is a wonderful dictionary of terms and religious leaders through the ages. The physical format of the encyclopedia is also praiseworthy, with thick, high-quality paper and beautifully reproduced photographs."--Voice of Youth Advocates "A wonderful reference book, The Student's Encyclopedia of Judaism is true to its focus on Judaism as a religion. Students and their parents, looking for a good one-stop book to answer questions or to help with religious school homework will find this encyclopedia handy. And those looking for a religious-oriented bar/bat mitzvah gift may have found the answer to their prayers."--Reporter"...covering virtually every facet of daily, Sabath and holiday prayer and ritual."--Southeastern Virginia Jewish News "This reasonably priced encyclopedia is a good ready-reference source for school, public, and synagogue libraries serving young adults." --American Reference books Annual "The Student's Encyclopedia of Judaism is a fantastic resource for our youth. With over 900 subjects/entries (and many pictures and graphics), this encyclopedia would be a suitable resource for any student researching a particular topic." --Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle "This title fills a niche for the teen audience. It offers quick reference and a starting point for research, as well as browsing pleasure. Given the price, school and public libraries can't go wrong by adding it to their religion collections. College libraries may also find it apporpriate for their undergraduates."--Booklist "The student volume contains many lovely black-and-white and color illutrations in a beautifully designed typographically impressive, handsome and useful format. It also inludes an excellent inex...an appealing work to own and to use."--Chicago Jewish Star "A beautiful and well-illustrated book, which will be a wonderful resource for anyone, Jews and non-Jews, libraries everywhere, but especially Jewish families with children of all ages... I cannot praise this resourceful reference too highly."--Jewish Media Review "The Student's Encyclopedia of Judaism is an age-appropriate reference work for grades 7-12. Entries are clearly written and the topics are quite comprehensive. It will be a welcome addition to any Jewish family library." --Wallace Greene, UJA Federation "Handsome and comprehensive...There have been a number of recent reference works about Jews and Judaism for this audience, but this encyclopedia stands out. It is a must for any collection supporting the study of religion." --School Library Journal "A wonderful dictionary of terms and religious leaders through the ages." --VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates "The Students Encyclopedia of Judaism is a wonderful resource to begin the process of learning...The scholarly entries have been reworked so that the subject matter is accesible to the younger reader."--Amit "The book portrays a comprehensive picture of Jewish life. The entries in the book are easy to understand and concise. Both the English and Hebrew names of familiar items are cross-referenced in order to guide the reader, and they also lead the reader to further explore other ideas relating to the subject."--Signal Journal

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Editorial Staffp. vii
Contributorsp. viii
Introductionp. xi
How To Use the Encyclopediap. xii
Rules of Transliterationp. xii
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Glossaryp. xiv
The Student's Encyclopedia of Judaismp. 1
For Further Readingp. 375
Indexp. 377
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ISBN: 9780814742754
ISBN-10: 0814742750
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 20.3  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 1.73