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    DescriptionHailed 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.

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    The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Robert H Smith Professor of Hebrew Bible Emerita Adele Berlin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 960
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 261 mm
    Thickness: 64 mm
    Weight: 2,260 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199730049
    ISBN 10: 0199730040

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 680
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 42
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    Ingram Subject Code: RJ
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    Libri: I-RJ
    BISAC V2.8: REL040030
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REF010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: REF008000
    DC22: 296.03
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BM50 .O94 2011
    Thema V1.0: GBC, QRJ
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    26 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    ."..the most accessible and complete reference available on the concepts, beliefs, and practices of historical and contemporary Jewish religious practice."--Shabbat Shalom (on the previous edition)"This truly remarkable 764-page work overflows with information. It is not just another alphabetical reference book of Jewish knowledge, but a scholarly work devoid of the one-sidedness, padding or inaccuracies that are sometimes found in similar books.... because of its high standard of academic achievement, the breadth of its coverage and its up-to-date information, could immediately become the leading one-volume English-language reference work on the subject. A copy should be found in every library..."-- e'ela (on the previous edition)"Librarians and patrons alike will find the ODJR to be their best ready-reference access point to the Jewish religion."--Library Journal (starred review) (on the previous edition)"Public and academic libraries with Judaic collections will find this quick reference source a valuable addition."--Booklist (on the previous edition)"Essential for all libraries."--Choice"A handy guide that will be a welcome addition to any reference library."--The Jewish Advocate"Attractive, well-produced...the most complete one-volume resource available for information on the concepts, beliefs, and practices of Judaism, in the past and today....Authoritative and invaluable, it belongs in every congregational and institutional library."--Canadian Jewish News" . . . lives up to its claim to be the most accessible and complete one volume resource for information about Jewish religious beliefs, concepts and practices."--Hebrew Studies" . . . a splendid book . . ."--Journal of Church and State" . . . buy the book."--Church History"[The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion] would be a fine addition to any theological collection. It offers a wealth of concise information, reflecting the
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