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Universal Jewish Encyclopedia Publishes Seventh Volume Today

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The seventh volume of the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia containing 1,300 articles on various phases of Jewish life and letters, which fall into the alphabetical categories between LEV and MES, will be published here tomorrow. The remaining three volumes of the ten-volume series will appear shortly.

The seventh volume, which is dedicated to the memory of the late Jacob Schiff, Jewish philanthropist and communal leader, contains 672 pages with 194 special articles on Bible, Talmud, institutional and general subjects, historical and contemporary surveys of ninety communities the world over, upward of 900 biographical evaluations, including sketches of sixteen non-Jews whose careers affected Jewish life and thought in many countries.

The Encyclopedia was recently chosen, by a distinguished inter-faith jury of intellectual and spiritual leaders constituting an award committee of the American Library Association, as the best Jewish religious reference source of the year. Rabbi Isaac Landman is editor-in-chief of the work and Louis Rittemberg is executive and literary editor.

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