Gabriel's Palace : Jewish Mystical Tales
A vast bounty of tales recounting mystical experiences among the rabbis can be found in the Talmud, the Zohar, Jewish folktales, and Hasidic lore. Now, in Gabriel's Palace, scholar Howard Schwartz has collected the greatest of these stories, sacred and secular, in a marvellously readable anthology. Gabriel's Palace offers a treasury of 150 pithy and powerful tales, involving experiences of union with the divine, out-of-body travel, encounters with angels and demons, possession by spirits holy and pernicious, and more. Schwartz provides an informative introduction placing these remarkable tales firmly in the context of centuries of post-biblical Jewish tradition.
- Paperback | 427 pages
- 160.02 x 236.22 x 43.18mm | 612.35g
- 29 Sep 1994
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
About Howard Schwartz
About the Author: Howard Schwartz is Professor of English Literature at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. His other collections of Jewish folklore include Elijah's Violin & Other Jewish Fairy Tales, Miriam's Tambourine: Jewish Folktales from Around the World, and Lilith's Cave: Jewish Tales of the Supernatural. He has also edited the anthologies Gates to the New City: A Treasury of Modern Jewish Tales, Voices Within the Ark: The Modern Jewish Poets, and Imperial Messages: 100 Modern Parables.