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Hailed by Library Journal as the "best ready-reference access point to the Jewish religion," and as "essential" by CHOICE in its First Edition, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion has been the go-to resource for students, scholars, and researchers in Judaic Studies since its 1997 publication. Now, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, Second Edition focuses on recent and changing rituals in the Jewish community that have come to the fore since the 1997 publication of the First Edition, including the growing trend of baby-naming ceremonies and the founding of gay/lesbian synagogues

Under the editorship of Adele Berlin, nearly 200 internationally renowned scholars have created a new edition that incorporates updated bibliographies, biographies of 20th-century individuals who have shaped the recent thought and history of Judaism, and an index with alternate spellings of Hebrew terms. Entries from the previous edition have been be revised, new entries commissioned, and cross-references added, all to increase ease of navigation research.

The Dictionary covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and post-denominational Judaism. Brief definitions and longer essays, all supplemented with bibliographies, enlighten readers about the major figures, folklore, and events in the history of Judaism throughout the world.

About the Author

Robert H. Smith Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Maryland and co-editor of the Jewish Study Bible. Dr. Berlin has published seven books as well as several volumes of Bible commentary and is a fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research.

Table of Contents

New and revised entries:

Abravanel Family

Aggadah

Alexander Schindler

Antisemitism

Asmodeus

Baby naming

Bar Ilan University.

Bar-Ilan, Meir

Bishul 'Akkum

Chosen People

Christianity

Cohen, Gerson D.

Covenant

Cyrus Adler

Demons

Disability

Ecokosher

Ecology

Education, Women's

Eliezer of Beaugency

Emanuel Rackman

Esther, Scroll

Eve

Fackenheim, Emil

Gay and Lesbian

Gikatilla, Mosheh

GLATT KOSHER

God

God, names of

Gottschalk, Alfred

Gush Emunim

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

HIDDUR MITSVAH

Holiness

Homosexuality

Ibn Ezra, Avraham

Ibn Ezra, Mosheh

Idolatry

Jakobovits, Immanuel

Jesus

Jewish Christians

Jewish Renewal

Kimhi Family

Lilith

Martyrdom

Midrashic Literature

Misrash

Monotheism

Noahic Laws

PARDES

Paul

peshat

Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Proverbs, Book of

Purity and Impurity, Ritual

QITNIYYOT

Rabbinic Bible

Rabbis and Religious leaders, Women (non-orthodox)

Rashi

Religious Parties in Israel

Religious Parties in Israel

Religious Zionism

Samael

Samuel Belkin

Satan

Shomer Shabbat

Social Justice

Yeshiva University

Yom Ha-atsma'ut

Yom Ha-shoah

Yom Ha-zikkaron

Zionism

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199730049
Author:
Berlin, Adele (edt)
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Berlin, Adele
Author:
Maxine Grossman
Author:
null, Maxine
Author:
null, Adele
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Subject:
Reference | Subject area reference
Subject:
Judaism - History
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
960
Dimensions:
7.9 x 10.1 x 2.6 in 4.894 lb

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