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Borish tapped for entries in Encyclopedia Judaica

June 6, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Linda J. Borish, associate professor of history at Western Michigan University, has recently finished several entries for a new edition of Encyclopedia Judaica.

Judith R. Baskin, editor for the Gender/Women section of the new edition, invited Borish to contribute biographical entries about Jewish women in American sport. The new encyclopedia will provide important material about women in Jewish life.

The second edition of Encyclopedia Judaica will be published in 20 to 22 volumes toward the end of 2006 in Israel by Macmillan in conjunction with Keter and the Jerusalem Publishing House in Israel.

The Encyclopedia Judiaca was published in 16 volumes in 1971. Like its predecessor, the second edition has enlisted hundreds of contributors from among the front ranks of modern Jewish scholarship under the supervision of dozens of editors.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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