The New Jewish Encyclopedia

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First edition

The New Jewish Encyclopedia is an encyclopedia first published in 1962. The style is less academic than the Jewish Encyclopedia,[1] in more up-to-date language,[2] and in a single volume format.[3] The original 1962 edition, and the 2nd edition in 1976, were edited by David Bridger, of the Bureau of Jewish Education in Los Angeles, and rabbi Samuel Wolk.[4]


  1. ^ Subscription books bulletin reviews American Library Association. Subscription Books Committee - 1962 "The style of The New Jewish Encyclopedia is less academic, and while it does survey the same information about ... The New Jewish Encyclopedia is an attractively presented digest of the background of Jewish life, tradition, and history. ..."
  2. ^ Let us reason together William Berkowitz, William Leonard Laurence - 1970 "But the Jewish world has radically changed since 1900. And the average reader wants to have the world of today reflected in his works of reference. That is why a new Jewish encyclopedia is necessary. It is of no use remasticating..."
  3. ^ The Booklist 1963 "While The New Jewish Encyclopedia is not intended as a substitute for a large set of encyclopedias, it aims to provide "... a single-volume, handy guide for all those who would like to have the basic and precise information about ..."
  4. ^ The Booklist and subscription books bulletin American Library Association 1962 "The editor, Dr. David Bridger, presently with the Bureau of Jewish Education in Los Angeles, is the author of several textbooks of Hebrew language and Jewish history. The associate editor, Samuel Wolk, is a distinguished rabbi, ..."