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BERGER AND KAUFMANN — ENCYCLOPEDIAS
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personal visits and from correspondence with Jewish residents in
each locality.
It does not seem likely that many Jewish tourists will actually
carry this book on their trips through the U. S., though they might
be grateful for its listings of synagogues and kosher restaurants.
While these listings are not complete, they would make a good
starting-point for anyone coming into a new community. But
the chief value of the book is for the local historian. It furnishes a
new approach to many bits of out-of-the-way information that
may not be so readily available elsewhere.
The Jews in America have at present a number of ency­
clopedias and other reference works that cover most of the fields
of Jewish interest. These works will help to make Jewish informa­
tion available to both Jews and non-Jews, and will enhance our
opportunities for increased study and learning.