Fifth Volume of Universal Jewish Encyclopedia Published Here
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Fifth Volume of Universal Jewish Encyclopedia Published Here

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Publication of the fifth volume of the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia was announced here today by Rabbi Isaac Landman, editor-in-chief of the ten-volume work.

Embracing 645 pages, the encyclopedia presents 867 biographical sketches of distinguished Jewish members of the community, elsewhere in the nation, and abroad. Jewish communities in fifty cities and countries, histories of twenty-six Jewish institutions, and sketches of thirty others not of the religion whose efforts have affected Jewish life through the centuries are included.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund