The Transformation of Jewish Knowledge over the Decades: The New Edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica
December 12, 2007 | Michael Berenbaum
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.