The Study of Man: Jewish History Freshly Appraised
As the first encyclopedic contribution of a school of Jewish learning relatively new to these shores, the publication of volume one of The Jewish People: Past and Present is an event of some magnitude in one area of the social sciences. This is doubly true if those prophets are right who see the tradition that produced it as destined to occupy the leading role in Jewish scholarship in America in the decades ahead, now that it has begun to strike root here.
This volume is the first serious collective effort of its kind in English since the Jewish Encyclopedia was issued more than forty years ago.
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