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A Treasury of Jewish Folklore by Nathan…

A Treasury of Jewish Folklore (original 1948; edition 1989)

by Nathan Ausubel

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Exhaustive and fascinating anthology of Jewish myths, legends, parables and other material. I really enjoyed reading all the different stories, including many I had never heard before (such as one tale in which the whale Leviathan teaches a boy 70 languages and studies Torah with him!). The wide-ranging collection is well-organized by theme, and Ausubel includes useful introductions with insights and context for each section. Well worth the read for anyone interested in Judaism and/or folklore. ( )
  bostonian71 | Apr 20, 2014 |
NO OF PAGES: 505 SUB CAT I: Jewish Folklore SUB CAT II: SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: Chosen from 3,000 years of rich tradition, here are the best anecdotes, parables, proverbs, legends and wisdom of an extraordinary people. From heroes and heroines to matchmakers, fools demons, rogues, sinners, schlemihls, schlimazls and schnorrers, here are characters that come unforgettably alive in more than 500 tales that inspire, instruct and entertain. And here are the treasures of the Talmud and the Midrash, vividly re-created by Nathan Ausubel to capture the drama and the power of these ancient, time-honored revelations.NOTES: Anonymous donar. SUBTITLE: A celebration of the stories, traditions, legends, humor, wisdom, heroes, and songs of the Jewish people
  BeitHallel | Feb 18, 2011 |
An Anthology of Jewish songs and stories from the ancient to the modern
  Folkshul | Jan 15, 2011 |
Book Description: Crown Publishers, NY, 5th Printing, 1948dj. Dust jacket is in excellent condition and book is also in excellent condition
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
When I was a little girl, I read this book over and over again. My mom now refers to me as a "stomach Jew," a Jew more culturally-attuned than religious. This book had a lot to do with that. My favorite stories were about the miracle-working rabbis, the ones who tried to bring about the coming of the Messiah. Perhaps not a coincidence, then, that when I grew up and became a medievalist, I studied the cult of saints! ( )
  klg19 | Jan 24, 2008 |
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