Encyclopedias: Jewish Studies

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Companion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Film [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa including the former Soviet republics, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, The Maghreb, Palestine, and Turkey. Content includes history and major issues, biographical information on leading directors and actors, filmographies, and related information.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the history of the conflict, going back to the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century. The two-volume set covers five Arab-Israeli wars, and provides biographies of political personnel in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and the occupied territories. "

Encyclopaedia Judaica [Rutgers Restricted]
An electronic version of the 2007 edition of the 22 volume work on Judaism. The encyclopedia features more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists.

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics [Rutgers Restricted]
"Offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day."

Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides a compendium of some 2,100 articles across a diverse range of disciplines including, but not limited to, history, anthropology, ethnography, folklore, law and jurisprudence, linguistics, sociology, politics, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, art history, literature, film studies, material culture, and biographies of notable persons. The time frame of the contents is from the advent of Islam and the initial Muslim-Jewish encounter in the seventh century to the present (2010)."

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations' involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy, and government. Electronic version of the 4 volume 2nd edition of the print resource."

History in Dispute [Rutgers Restricted]
"Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe."

Holocaust Encyclopedia
Includes hundreds of articles on every aspect of the Holocaust with links between entries, timelines, photographs, and primary documents.

Jewish Encyclopedia
Electronic version of the 12 volume encyclopedia originally published in the early 1900s.

Jewish Women's Archive: Encyclopedia
"Embraces the whole Jewish world and all of Jewish culture from the Hebrew Bible to the present. Includes the text from the original CD-ROM resource plus some images. Articles will be added and updated over time."

YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
"Provides the most complete picture of the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settlement in the region to the present." Includes separate links for maps, images, and primary documents.