The Reader's Guide to Judaism is a survey of English-language translations of the most important primary texts in the Jewish tradition. The field is assessed in some 470 essays discussing individuals (Martin Buber, Gluckel of Hameln), literature (Genesis, Ladino Literature), thought and beliefs (Holiness, Bioethics), practice (Dietary Laws, Passover), history (Venice, Baghdadi Jews of India), and arts and material culture (Synagogue Architecture, Costume). The emphasis is on Judaism, rather than on Jewish studies more broadly.
"This is an excellent tool for building Judaica collections in public and academic libraries. Highly recommended." -- Library Journal
"This is an excellent review of the secondary sources on Judaism that will be extremely useful to all who have a seriuos interest in this subject." -- American Reference Books Annual
"Unlike many encyclopedias of Judaism, Terry's focuses on critical analyses of the literature of Judaism over a wide range of 450 themes… Highly recommended for all libraries." -- Choice