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Wigoder, Geoffrey 1922-

Works: 140 works in 629 publications in 7 languages and 18,460 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Concordances  Juvenile works  Local history  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Director, Other, Publishing director, dir, Creator
Classifications: BM50, 296.03
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Most widely held works about Geoffrey Wigoder
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Wigoder
The Oxford dictionary of the Jewish religion( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive dictionary of the Jewish religion contains nearly 2,400 alphabetically arranged entries ranging from short definitions to lengthy essays on major topics. It is the most accessible and complete one-volume resource available for information on the concepts, beliefs, and practices of historical and contemporary Jewish religious practice. The combined effort of Israeli, American, and European scholars, this dictionary reflects the great variety of Jewish religious expression, from the traditional approaches to such recent variations as Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist Judaism. The work also includes biographical sketches of important personalities associated with the development of the Jewish religion over the centuries, articles on the mystical tradition and folklore, and entities addressing the more recent religious issues posed by the existence of the State of Israel
The new encyclopedia of Judaism by Geoffrey Wigoder( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new encyclopedia of Judaism is a comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia that presents every aspect of the Jewish religion and represents current thinking among scholars in the Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox movements. This revised and expanded edition updates the original thousand entries and adds nearly 250 new ones. Magnificently illustrated, it also contains a new introduction, a guide for usage, new illustrations, as well as a new annotated bibliography. There are biographical entries on biblical figures, rabbis, and others whose thoughts and actions have influenced the development of Judaism. Also included are dozens of insightful commentaries on specific prayers. Issues of particular contemporary interest are given special attention, as are women's roles, with a separate entry on the feminist movement and new biographical entries on figures ranging from Miriam and Deborah to Blu Greenberg and Suzannah Heschel. Particularly emphasized are the customs and folk traditions of Jewish outposts the world over. Authoritative and accessible, The new encyclopedia of Judaism serves as a standard one-volume Jewish reference work for the new millennium
The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia by Cecil Roth( Book )

53 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its original publication in 1958, The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia has been acknowledged as the authoritative sourcebook of information about all aspects of Jewish life. Its entries cover not only Jewish history and religion, but also current political events, personalities, traditions, archaeological findings and culture. This is the most comprehensive, one-volume Jewish reference book available, spanning all things Jewish from Biblical times to the present era." "Prepared in Jerusalem by a team of 200 scholars and the staff of the Encyclopedia Hebraica, this edition was completed by an editorial board headed by the highly regarded Geoffrey Wigoder, also general editor of the universally acclaimed Encylopaedia Judaica, working in concert with the American Advisory Board headed by I.J. Carmin Karpman, chief editor of Who's Who in World Jewry." "Authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date, this work belongs on the shelves of everyone who is interested in all things Jewish."--[book jacket]
Illustrated dictionary & concordance of the Bible by Geoffrey Wigoder( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated Bible concordance and dictionary
The Encyclopedia of Judaism( Book )

50 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'est-ce que le judaïsme ? Une histoire, une religion, une identité, une mémoire, une étiquette, une loi, un livre? Depuis les temps bibliques jusqu'à l'époque de l'état hébreux, le judaïsme n'a cessé de se transformer. Pour débrouiller cet écheveau, une centaine de chercheurs du monde entier ont exploré la vie quotidienne juive, le cycle des fêtes, les multiples aspects de la pensée juive, les principaux concepts du Talmud, la différence entre achkenazes et sefarades, l'importance du hassidisme, les rapports entre le judaïsme et l'islam, l'enseignement des prophètes, et mille autres faits touchant aux relations entre le judaïsme et l'histoire du monde occidental. Sont ainsi expliquées, à travers quelque mille cinq cents articles, pour les Juifs et les non-juifs - qui partagent d'ailleurs souvent la même méconnaissance du judaïsme les notions "d'Ablution", de "Chabbat", de "Circoncision", de "Torah" ou de "Yiddish".Une Esquisse de l'histoire du peuple juif, illustrée par de nombreuses cartes, et un Calendrier juif complètent ce Dictionnaire encyclopédique du judaïsme, dont l'original américain a été spécialement adapté pour le lecteur français. Un index thématique, enfin, facilitant au lecteur la circulation à travers tout l'ouvrage, fait de ce Dictionnaire un outil de travail hors pair et unique en français. -- 4ème de couverture
The encyclopedia of the Jewish religion by R. J. Zwi Werblowsky( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and German and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Jewish life before and during the Holocaust by Shmuel Spector( Book )

31 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume encyclopedia, abridged from a 30-volume set in Hebrew and with a foreword by Elie Wiesel, chronicles Jewish life before and during the Holocaust. Arranged alphabetically by town, thousands of entries explore centuries of Jewish life. Some entries, particularly for large cities, provide information on Jewish residents as early as the Middle Ages and discuss the fate of Jews during the Black Death persecutions (1348-1349) and various pogroms from the 17th to 20th centuries. Each entry provides information on the town's Jewish inhabitants on the eve of German occupation, gives the dates of Jewish roundups and mass executions and estimates how many Jews from that community survived the war. Includes more than 600 black-and-white photographs
A Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian dialogue by Leon Klenicki( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explication of 38 terms to help Jews and Christians understand common concepts which arise in the course of dialogue. Partial contents:
Jewish art and civilization by Geoffrey Wigoder( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed review of topics in the study of Jewish art and civilization. Top flight research and great illustrations
The story of the synagogue : a Diaspora Museum book by Geoffrey Wigoder( Book )

17 editions published in 1986 in English and French and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of Jewish biography by Geoffrey Wigoder( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holocaust( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles identify and describe individuals and events connected with the persecution of Jews and others across Europe in the 1930s and 1940s
Encyclopedic dictionary of Judaica( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almanac of the Bible by Geoffrey Wigoder( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopaedia Judaica. events of 1982-1992 by Encyclopaedia Judaica( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish-Christian relations since the Second World War by Geoffrey Wigoder( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel by Geoffrey Wigoder( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original edition of the encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel was edited by Raphael patai and published in 1971
The meditation of the sad soul by Abraham bar Hiyya Savasorda( Book )

14 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism by Ruth Parmiter( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Judaism: One of the world's oldest surviving religions, Judaism is both a theology and a way of life for over 12 million followers in the world today. The first religion to be founded upon the principle of monotheism, Judaism has survived despite persecution against its people throughout the ages. Trace the history of Jewish culture, from Abraham's covenant with God to the Exile of the Jews from the Holy Land by Roman conquerors. Examine the sacred texts and various holidays while exploring the two centers of Jewish life--the synagogue and the home.' -- provided by publisher
They made history : a biographical dictionary by Geoffrey Wigoder( Book )

4 editions published between 1922 and 1993 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 750 biographies of politicians, poets, artists, and adventurers who shaped world history, including Isabella I, Henry VIII, Thomas Jefferson, Joan of Arc, Abbas the Great, and Zwingli
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The Oxford dictionary of the Jewish religion
The new encyclopedia of JudaismThe New Standard Jewish EncyclopediaIllustrated dictionary & concordance of the BibleThe Encyclopedia of JudaismThe Encyclopedia of Jewish life before and during the HolocaustA Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian dialogueEncyclopedic dictionary of JudaicaEncyclopaedia Judaica. events of 1982-1992They made history : a biographical dictionary
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Wigoder British historian

Geoffrey Wigoder britský historik a judaista

Geoffrey Wigoder historien britannique

Vajgoder, Džefri 1922-1999

Ṿigoder, Gʹefri

Ṿigoder, Gʹefri 1922-

Ṿigoder, Gʹefri 1922-1999

Wigoder, Geoffrey

Wigoder Geoffrey 1922-1999

Wigoder, Geoffrey Bernard 1922-1999

Wiygwder, G'epriy 1922-

Wiygwder G'epriy 1922-1999

Вайгодер, Джефрі 1922-

Вайгодер, Джеффри 1922-

ויגודר, ג׳פרי

ויגודר, ג׳פרי 1922־

ויגודר ג'פרי 1922-1999