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major accomplishment in the world of Jewish scholar-
ship.”
9.
Zukunft
78 (Oct., 1972) : 332-33.
Joshua Rothenberg does not review
EJ
but generalizes,
after examples, that it is full of mistakes, omissions, and
printing errors.
C. Reviews of the whole
EJ.
10.
The Booklist
69 (1972) : 209-12.
Long review by the American Library Association Ref-
erence and Subscription Books Review Committee (of
which the writer of this article is a member). Good and
bad features are presented;
EJ
is hesitantly recom-
mended.
11.
Commentary
, Vol. 54, No. 2 (1972) : 36-44.
A well-written, though rambling, review by Chaim
Raphael. “In its range. . . , in its power as a stimulant,
and in its reflection of many of the subtleties of this
moment in time, the
Encyclopaedia Judaica
is to be
welcomed wholeheartedly.”
12.
Conservative Judaism,
Vol. 26, No. 4 (Summer, 1972):
46-57.
More bad than good is documented in this careful re-
view by Jacob B. Agus, but he ends with the generaliza-
tion that
EJ
is monumental, magnificent, useful, and
grand.
13.
Jewish Chronicle Literary Supplement
(June 2, 1972),
p. iii.
Sefton Temkin gives pluses and minuses and concludes
that
EJ
is “a great achievement of the decade. . .״״
14.
Jewish Spectator,
Vol. 37, No. 8 (Oct., 1972) : 3-6 and 30.
Trude Weiss-Rosmarin calls
EJ
a “non-encyclopedia”
and finds virtually nothing good to say about it.
15.
Library Journal
97 (1972) : 2562.
Charles Berlin views
EJ
favorably in a carefully com-
pressed review.
The annotations of the descriptive reviews should reveal that
much has been published about
EJ
that may be statistically in-
structive but that says little about
EJ’s
real value (or lack of it)
except in general terms. The same tendency to generalization is