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why so few jewish encyclopedias?


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#1 motcha

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:04 PM

Why have there been so few Torah encyclopedias throughout history? What did we have before recently? Just pachad yitzchok from the 1700s (not Rav Hutners...)

#2 Shemmy

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:17 PM

Why have there been so few Torah encyclopedias throughout history? What did we have before recently? Just pachad yitzchok from the 1700s (not Rav Hutners...)


We had a better educational system.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:46 PM

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#4 torateretzyisrael

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:07 AM

your statement is not completely accurate - שדי חמד, and to a certain degree one can classify the Beit Yosef as a quasi-encyclopedic goal
but for a more complete assessment of the topic, in the new print of אישים ושיטות by Rav Zevin, there is an added hakdamah about the life of Rav Zevin, which discusses the history of Torah Encyclopedias quite thoroughly(Rav Zevin was the main founder of the אנציקלופדיה תלמודית)

#5 sephardic-male

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

the so called jewish encyclopedia needs to be updated
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