Over 72,000 articles from the encyclopedia and Britannica Book of the Year. Over 10,000 illustrations, including photographs, drawings, maps, flags and more. Includes Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary with over 75,000 definitions and pronunciation guides. Continuously revised.
This 22 volume set provides an overview of Jewish life and knowledge and is available online and in print (call no. Reference DS 102.8 .E6 2007).
Topics range from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to “Americana” and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures. A lengthy article on various aspects of the Holocaust is in volume 9. It includes an extensive chronology and photographs. The index can lead to numerous other related articles