Mimekor Yisrael, Abridged and Annotated Edition

Mimekor Yisrael, Abridged and Annotated Edition : Classical Jewish Folktales

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"[Bin Gorion's] crowning achievement was Mimekor Yisrael, a multilayered compendium of post-biblical Jewish lore and demonology." -Commentary"One of the most extraordinary publishing events in my memory-a huge source of discoveries of the quintessential Jewish experience." -Nat Hentoff"This is a most important collection, actually unique in its field. I recommend it to all good readers." -Isaac Bashevis Singer"It is wonderful to have this treasure trove of Jewish Folktales finally available in English." -Bruno Bettelheim"Indispensable to anyone wishing to learn and explore the beauty of ancient Jewish legends." -Elie WieselFor this new edition, Dan Ben-Amos has added commentary, historical identification of personalities and events, extensive headnotes, and a survey of relevant editions and sources. A truly monumental work.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 20mm | 459.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Abridged, Annotated
  • Abridged and Annotated Edition
  • 0253205883
  • 9780253205889
  • 1,300,554

Table of contents

Preface/Dan Ben-AmosMicha Josef bin Gorion (Berdyczewski)/Emanuel bin GorionIntroduction/Dan Ben-AmosAbbreviationsA. In Bible Daysa. From the Days of Genesisb. Abrahamc. Moses and Joshuad. Saul, David, and Solomone. Under Three Alien KingsB. In the Days of the Second Templea. Alexander the Greatb. In the Days of the Maccabees and King HerodC. Talmudic Talesa. Masters of the Oral Lawb. Commandments and Ritesc. This World and the World to ComeD. Rabbinical Talesa. Medieval Historical Legendsb. In the Land of Israelc. Forebears and Descendantsd. Kabbalistse. HasidimE. Timeless Talesa. Stories of Love and Fidelityb. Fantasies and Poetic Storiesc. The Way of the Righteousd. Stories of Elijah The Prophete. Ethical Exemplaf. Wisdom Talesg. Enigmas and FablesSelected BibliographyMotif IndexType IndexAuthor IndexSource IndexGeneral Indexshow more

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