A Basic Jewish Encyclopedia Author:Rabbi Harry A. Cohen, Ph. D. A Basic Jewish Encyclopedia is a new kind of guide to understanding Jewish life. For the first time,here is a book that explains and interprets Jewish teachings and practices in the order of their significance and relevance. Over 100 known authorities were studied and consulted in order to present accurately only that information that is basic a... more »nd most significant in the world today.
More than a book of scholarly facts, A Basic Jewish Encyclopedia is designed to be read by Jews and non-Jews. It is written in a simple, lucid style avoiding technical words. Each teaching, each observance is treated separately with one page devoted to each item. The most significant principles and practices are discussed at the beginning of the book, those less important towards the middle and end.« less