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Ashkenaz Unbound

An online encyclopedia brings the world of Eastern European Jewry to life

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Two years ago, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, which is devoted to the study and preservation of Ashkenazic culture, published the trailblazing Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. A remarkable resource, it offers some 1,800 entries on everything from general topics like art to key figures like Ludwik Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto. Earlier this month, YIVO launched an online version, which not only offers free access to scholars and students the world over, but also provides supplemental material like audio and video recordings that the print edition couldn’t.

To discuss the project, and the new possibilities offered by its digital version, Tablet Magazine’s Gabriel Sanders had a chat with the encyclopedia’s editor in chief, McGill University historian Gershon Hundert. 

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Gloria Ilan says:

I’d like to know more about this.

Harry Solomon says:

Another audio interview about the Encyclopedia featuring Jonathan Brent, executive director of YIVO, available on Bookpod:

Can you please tell me where I can get, Jewish Lublin, published by the University of Lublin but with the help of the Yivo Institute,written by Adina Cimet. SHE WAS HEAD OF THE EPIC PROGRAM!How come you don`t even advertice it?

Would you be so kind and tell me where I can get,
Jewish Lublin, A Cultural Monograph
Written by Adina Cimet

Outstanding resource! Thank you for providing the link to the online version.

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Ashkenaz Unbound

An online encyclopedia brings the world of Eastern European Jewry to life

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