Michael Berenbaum

Michael Berenbaum is executive editor of the new edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. He is also director of the Sigi Ziering Institute, and professor of Jewish studies at the American Jewish University. He is the former project director of the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, first director of its Research Institute, and former president of the Survivors of the Holocaust Visual History Foundation.

Publications by Michael Berenbaum

The Transformation of Jewish Knowledge over the Decades: The New Edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica

The new edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica gives many insights into how Jewish life and Jewish knowledge have been transformed since the first edition came out in 1972. Jews contribute in every sphere of human knowledge and endeavor including arts, music, architecture, science, medicine, and so forth. Jews nowadays feel more able, freer, and more empowered to create—as Jews. They no longer fear that doing so confines them to a cultural or intellectual ghetto. Read More »