Jewish Folk Tales in Britain and Ireland

Jewish Folk Tales in Britain and Ireland

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In this book of folk tales, Liz Berg shares Jewish memories: authentic tales, songs and jokes told by Jews in Britain and Ireland. Some stories moved from place to place, changing and adapting to new landscapes and taking on different textures, but the core of the story stays the same and is preserved through oral storytelling and recorded on these pages.

Here are tales from the time of Domitian's Jewish slaves working in the tin mines of Cornwall, through to the tales being told in communities today, all incorporating the wit and magic of a rich and varied culture successfully integrated into Britain and Ireland.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17.78mm | 294.84g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0750991437
  • 9780750991438
  • 353,366

About Liz Berg

Liz Berg is a professional storyteller whose repertoire mainly consists of Jewish stories from both the Ashkenazi and Sephardi traditions. She also tells British folk tales and from around the world. She lived in Israel for five years teaching English in state schools and further education, studied Judaism and Jewish/Christian Relations at Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham under Rabbi Dr Norman Solomon, and taught Judaism at Birmingham University's Continuing Studies for a couple of years. She now lives in Liskeard, where she founded the Liskeard Storytelling Cafe.
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