By Dan Cohn-Sherbok
A Dictionary of Jews and Jewish Life is a convenient consultant for somebody looking wisdom in regards to the Jewish religion and the Jewish humans. Containing hundreds of thousands of entries, it describes an enormous variety of beneficial properties of the Jewish faith in addition to Jewish figures from the previous to the current. From angels to the Zohar, from Moses to Groucho Marx, from the backyard of Eden to the Babylonian Talmud, this dictionary includes a treasure residence of knowledge approximately Jews and Judaism in addition to a few usual Jewish jokes.
Not in basic terms is A Dictionary of Jews and Jewish Life marvellously informative, its significant scholarship is leavened by way of a wit that's either profoundly Jewish and inimitably Dan Cohn-Sherbok’s.
Professor Melissa Raphael, Professor of heritage, faith, Philosophy and Ethics, collage of Gloucestershire
A very worthwhile and easy-to -read dictionary for someone drawn to Jews and Judaism. Dan Cohn-Sherbok has produced an obtainable and ambitious one-volume dictionary so that it will support somebody who desires to flip to a unmarried resource for short definitions of Jewish customs, practices, faith and historical past in addition to Jewish biographies.
Ed Kessler, Founder Director of the Woolf Institute, and Fellow of St Edmund's collage, Cambridge
a full of life and informative resource of data, very invaluable for a person operating in Jewish Studies.
Oliver Leaman, Professor of Philosophy, college of Kentucky
An beneficial, distinct yet convenient advisor to the Jewish faith, background and significant figures and occasions. Punctuated brilliantly by way of hilarious 'Jewish jokes', illustrating the well-known neighborhood humour in poking enjoyable at itself.
Imam Dr Usama Hasan, London, UK
This is a wonderful dictionary of vital techniques, occasions, and participants in Jewish existence and heritage. It offers cogent and concise information regarding the Jewish humans, with the intention to be very important to students, scholars, and readers.
William D. Rubinstein, Emeritus Professor, collage of Wales- Aberystwyth
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A Dictionary of Jews and Jewish Life by Dan Cohn-Sherbok