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Two-volume Encyclopedia of Zionism, Israel, First of Its Kind, to Be Published

A two volume “Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel,” the first of its kind, will be published here early next year by McGraw Hill in cooperation with the Herzl Press, it was announced today by Dr. Emanuel Neumann, chairman of the Herzl Press. Dr. Neumann said the encyclopedia will contain 1320 pages and nearly 3000 articles with 600 illustrative photographs, maps and charts. He said the volumes are being published under the patronage of President Zalman Shazar, of Israel and were edited by Dr. Raphael Patai. They contain contributions from 285 scholars from 35 countries, all experts in their particular fields. According to Dr. Neumann, the encyclopedia has been six years in the making and includes about 1000 biographies and 1000 articles on towns, villages and place names in Israel. There are, in addition, about 1000 articles on topical Israeli and Zionist history. “This Encyclopedia is the first of its kind in any language an inclusive work of reference available for authentic knowledge of both Zionists and Israel,” Dr. Neumann said.