This concise dictionary of Judaism contains over a thousand entries describing all the key aspects of religion, culture and history in the Jewish faith. Entries range from Aaron to Zugot via Abolition, Cherub, Documentary Hypothesis, Euthenasia, Falashas, and many other interesting and essential topics. This is not only a reference tool for those who want to know more about the tradition, but a practical guide to the current Jewish interpretation of topics of universal interest. Designed for the student as well as the general reader, it deserves a place in every library and every Jewish home.
Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok was formerly the Principal of West Heath School, and is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent. She is the author of A Short History of Judaism, Jewish and Christian Mysticism, The American Jew, and the Judaism section of the Oxford Companion to Religion.
Dan Cohn-Sherbok teaches at the University of Kent and is a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Middlesex, Wales at Lampeter, and St. Andrews. He is the author and editor of over 40 books.