Landman. The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, in Ten Volumes
Landman. The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, in Ten Volumes

Landman. The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, in Ten Volumes

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Landman, Isaac; Board of Editors. The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, in Ten Volumes; An Authoritative and Popular Presentation of Jews and Judaism Since the Earliest Times. New York: KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 1968. [8318]

Ten volumes in blue cloth, bright gilt titles, each volume 8 x 11 inches, bindings very good. Each book has about 650 pages, texts are clean apart from occasional library stamps. An ex library set from the non-circulating reference section with typical labels & stamps, white labels on the spines. Faint outlines/remnants of old cello tape strips on bindings that once held library wrappers in place. Very good. Hardcover.

"The editors and contributors represent all phases of Judaism. They have endeavored to write impartially. On matters upon which there is unanimous agreement, or whenever a question hinges upon historical accuracy, the authoritative opinion is presented on the basis of careful research. Where articles deal with moot questions, the political or social ideologies within Jewish life, the editors prefer to let each viewpoint speak for itself...From a strictly Jewish standpoint, the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia might well serve as a bridge between Old World scholarship and New World enlightenment.

"Jews and Christians alike have shared with the editors the aspiration to create in these ten volumes a vehicle capable of conveying popular enlightenment, of allaying misconceptions and prejudices, of quickening the religious and cultural impulse, and of strengthening the forces of a beleaguered Democracy everywhere." - Introduction.