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"The Yivo Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe Volume I and II"
The Book Review

Broad in scope, amazing in all the details it presents, a must for scholars and required reading for others -  “The Yivo Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe Volumes I and II edited by Gershon David Hundert (Yale University Press, thousands of pages long with many archival illustrations and images, maps and charts) is a remarkable contribution to the world of books.

 

Under the direction of editor in chief Gershon David Hundert, 450 contributors from 16 nations have been the engine that drives the mountain of material that makes the work so varied, so detailed, so educational.

 

We are there reading a work that according to Hundert “seeks to reflect all aspects of Jewish life in its variety and multiplicity: religious and secular, male and female, urban and rural, Hasidic and Misnagdic . . . “

 

“The Yivo Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe Volumes I and II belongs near to you – for research, for reading, for learning. HIGHLY NOTABLE.

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Web: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~frommer/travel.htm.

This Article is Copyright © 1995 - 2012 by Harvey and Myrna Frommer.  All rights reserved worldwide.

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