Encyclopaedia Judaica

The Encyclopaedia Judaica is an English- culture encyclopedia, which tried to depict the entire known knowledge to Judaism. It has been published since 1971 (Jerusalem: Keter, New York: Macmillan ). It goes back to the German Encyclopaedia Judaica (1928-1934, Berlin: Eshkol, Edited by: Nahum Goldmann ). Their appearance had to be stopped due to the seizure of power by the National Socialists after only ten of 15 German (A- Lyra ) and two Hebrew volumes, 40,000 already printed copies were destroyed in Leipzig in 1933.

In 1997, an electronic version with a search function, many hyperlinks along with some additional information on CD- ROM was created in Jerusalem in addition.

Published in 2007 a ​​newly revised 2nd edition in 22 volumes (ISBN 0-02-865928-7 ).


  • ENCYCLOPAEDIA JUDAICA - The world's most comprehensive Jewish reference book: The complete 26- volume work, with accompanying video and sound clips and extensive automatic cross-references. CD -Rom, VVB Laufersweiler Verlag, Giessen 2004, ISBN 3-89687-236-2 ( Encyclopaedia Judaica on CD -ROM)
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica Decennial Book 1973-1982, New York: Macmillan Pub Co, 1982, ISBN 965-07-0212-1.
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica, Version 1.0 (Electronic resource), The most comprehensive authoritative source on the Jewish World, CD -ROM ed, Jerusalem: Israel Judaica Multimedia, 1997, ISBN 965-07-0665-8
  • Jacob Klatzkin, Ismar Elbogen (ed.): Encyclopaedia Judaica: Judaism, past and present, Berlin: Eshkol Publication Society, 1928-1934. - Vol 1-10