Encyclopaedia of Judaism

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General Editors: Jacob Neusner, Alan J. Avery-Peck and William Scott Green

The Encyclopaedia of Judaism Online offers more than 200 entries comprising more than 1,000,000 words and is a unique reference tool.  The Encyclopaedia of Judaism Online offers an authoritative, comprehensive, and systematic presentation of the current state of scholarship on fundamental issues of Judaism, both past and present. While heavy emphasis is placed on the classical literature of Judaism and its history, the Encyclopaedia of Judaism Online also includes principal entries on circumcision, genetic engineering, homosexuality, intermarriage in American Judaism, and other acutely contemporary issues. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it reflects the highest standards in scholarship. Covering a tradition of nearly four thousand years, some of the most distinguished scholars in the field describe the way of life, history, art, theology, philosophy, and the practices and beliefs of the Jewish people.

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Board of Consulting Editors

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Chairman of the Board of Consulting Editors David Altshuler Director, Museum of Jewish Heritage Judith Z. Abrams, Maqom: School for Adult Talmud Study Meir Bar Ilan, Bar-Ilan University Y. Michael Barilan, Tel Aviv University Judith Baskin, University of Oregon Herbert W. Basser, Queens University Robert Berchman, Dowling College † Chaim Bermant, Z”L Rabbi J. David Bleich, Benjamin Cordozo School of Law Steven Bowman, University of Cincinnati Daniel Breslauer, University of Kansas Allan Brockway, University of South Florida Kevin Alan Brook, Danbury, Connecticut Michael Broyd…

Britain, Practice of Judaism in

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Author(s): Miller, Stephen
Historically British Jews tried to represent themselves as a purely religious minority. While they differed from other British citizens in regard to their private religious beliefs, they wished to be seen as resembling others in their public conduct, social attitudes and, above all, national allegiance and loyalty. Thus, British Jewish leaders, at least until World War II, promoted the image of Jews as “Englishmen of the Mosaic persuasion.” 1 They sought to avoid differentiation on the grounds of culture, language, or ethnicity, and they discouraged the developm…