The purpose of this column is to recommend current Judaica reference sources, both general and specialized. It is intended to serve as a guide to new tools for scholarly research as well as to more popular, but reliable, works. The annotations describe the scope, arrangement, and use of each work.

This column lists selected reference materials that appeared from 1994 to 1996. Works published in 1992 and 1993 that were not reviewed in prior columns are included as well.

Author Biography & Related Information

Dr. Charles Cutter is Head, Judaic Department, Brandeis University Libraries. Micha F. Oppenheim is Head, Bibliographic Control, Jewish Theological Seminary of America. They are coauthors of Judaica Reference Sources: A Selective, Annotated Bibliographic Guide (Juneau: Denali Press, 1993), the cowinner of the Association of Jewish Libraries 1993 Reference Book Award.