Jewish Studies Research Guide

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Jewish Studies Reference Books

Reference books for Jewish Studies include:

Encyclopedia Judaica
call number: Ref DS102.8 .E496 2007
A comprehensive 22 volume alphabetically arranged encyclopedia set. Contains over 21,000 entries, 600 maps, and 150 pages of full color images. One of Library Journals Top 50 Reference Works of the Millennium.

Essential Judaism: A Complete guide to the Beliefs, Customs, and Rituals
call number: Ref BM561.R58 2000
Thematically-arranged reference work covering modern practices. Includes several appendices for primary documents, population by country, and Jewish Holidays, as well as a chronology of Jewish history beginning with Sarah and Abraham.

The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition
call number: Ref BM499.5 .E4 1989
This nine volume edition includes Hebrew-Aramaic text concurrent with a literal English translation and an English commentary suitable for lay persons. Notes a provided in the margins. A single volume companion guide is also available