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.