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Publisher Comments:

"[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 Wiesel

For 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.

Table of Contents

Preface/Dan Ben-Amos

Micha Josef bin Gorion (Berdyczewski)/Emanuel bin Gorion

Introduction/Dan Ben-Amos

Abbreviations

A. In Bible Days

a. From the Days of Genesis

b. Abraham

c. Moses and Joshua

d. Saul, David, and Solomon

e. Under Three Alien Kings

B. In the Days of the Second Temple

a. Alexander the Great

b. In the Days of the Maccabees and King Herod

C. Talmudic Tales

a. Masters of the Oral Law

b. Commandments and Rites

c. This World and the World to Come

D. Rabbinical Tales

a. Medieval Historical Legends

b. In the Land of Israel

c. Forebears and Descendants

d. Kabbalists

e. Hasidim

E. Timeless Tales

a. Stories of Love and Fidelity

b. Fantasies and Poetic Stories

c. The Way of the Righteous

d. Stories of Elijah The Prophet

e. Ethical Exempla

f. Wisdom Tales

g. Enigmas and Fables

Selected Bibliography

Motif Index

Type Index

Author Index

Source Index

General Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253205889
Editor:
Ben-Amos, Dan
Translator:
Lask, I. M.
Translator:
Lask, I. M.
Editor:
Ben-Amos, Dan
Author:
Lask, I. M.
Author:
Emanuel Bin Gorion
Author:
Micha Joseph bin Gorion
Author:
Ben-Amos, Dan
Author:
Bin Gorion, Micha Joseph
Author:
Bin Gorion, Emanuel
Author:
Berdichevsky, Micah Joseph
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Legends, jewish
Subject:
Aggada
Subject:
Aggada -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Jewish folk literature.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Judaism - General
Edition Description:
Abridged and Annotated Edition
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
v. 140, art. 1
Publication Date:
19910131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.19 x 6.13 x 0.83 in

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