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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
have seen. They are categorized for possible convenience and ar­
ranged by publication rather than reviewer.
A. Descriptive
1.
Israel Book World,
No. 6 (Dec., 1971) : 2-4.
A news article rather than a review. Statistical.
2.
Publishers Weekly
(Feb. 28, 1972) : 46-47.
A news story by Albert H. Johnston. Reads like a pub­
lisher’s release.
3.
Time
(Nov. 20, 1972) : 91-92.
Short review, by unnamed reviewer, of which almost half
deals with one article on genetics. Recommends
EJ
al­
most without reservation.
4.
Wall Street Journal
(Dec. 21, 1972).
By John J. Ryan. Descriptive and basically uncritical
review. Well written, and it doesn’t repeat the usual
data from the publisher’s press releases.
B. Reviews of parts or aspects of the
EJ.
5.
Association for Jewish Studies Newsletter,
Vol. 3, No. 1
(Oct., 1972): 5-7 and No. 8 (Feb., 1973): 7-8.
Baruch A. Levine reviews the Bible in
EJ
and Jacob
Neusner reviews Talmudic Studies; they find good and
bad. Marc E. Kellner, writing on £ / on Contemporary
Jewry, finds
EJ
“an amazingly accurate mirror of Jewish
life today. That is the source of both its strengths and
weaknesses.”
6.
CCAR Journal
, Vol. 19, No. 4 (1972) : 88-92.
A favorable review with reservations by Daniel Jeremy
Silver. Deals largely with the Israel emphasis of the en­
cyclopedia and the tensions between authors and editors.
7.
Forward
76 (Mar. 18, 1973) : p. M2.
Elias Schulman finds the
EJ
lacking. He is shocked that
Shlomo Bickel, who served as editor of the Yiddish Lit­
erature section for some years, is not mentioned among
the contributors.
8.
Jewish Quarterly Review
63 (1972) : 1-28.
Basing himself primarily on a study of the parts of
EJ
covering the Second Jewish Commonwealth and Ta l­
mudic Studies, Solomon Zeitlin finds that
EJ
“is not a