A few months ago there occurred an event in Jewish scholarship that was not marked as it should have been: the publication of “The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe,” edited in two volumes by Gershon Hundert.
A great review of this work by Professor Bernard Wasserstein, in itself a monument to Jewish scholarship, appeared in the Times Literary Supplement of December 18-25, 2009. Click here for this review-article.
And here is the best part: the whole of this important work is available on-line to the public, free of charge, courtesy of YIVO. Our profound thanks must go to these folks on West 16th Street. Click here to consult the book.