Mimekor Yisrael: Classical Jewish Folktales

by Micah Joseph Berdichevsky

Book, 1990



Call number

185 GOR



Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1990.


"[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.… (more)

Original language



0253311586 / 9780253311580

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