TARBIZ, Hebrew quarterly for Judaic studies; published since 1930 by the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Tarbiz' founder and first editor was J.N. Epstein (1930–52), who was assisted by E.Z. Melamed , under whom articles in the general humanities were also accepted. Epstein's successor was Ḥ. schirmann (1954–69), who edited the quarterly with the assistance of E.J. Goleh (Fleischer), J. Heinemann, and I. Yeivin. From 1970 the editorship was taken over by E.E. Urbach , assisted by Goleh. Subsequent editors were J. Dan, M. Haran, and M.D. Herr (1982–86); M. Idel, D. Rosenthal, and J. Yahalom (1987–91); W.Z. Harvey, Y. Kaplan, and I.M. Ta-Shma (1992–96); M. Ben-Sasson, M. Kahana, and C. Turniansky (1997–2001). Several larger monographs appeared as supplementary volumes to Tarbiz, e.g., S. Assaf, Sefer ha-Shetarot le-Rav Hai Ga'on (1930); J.N. Epstein, Perush R. Yehudah b. Nathan li-Ketubbot (1933); and S. Lieberman, Talmudah shel Kisrin (1931). (Baruch Yaron)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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