Next Year in Jerusalem: 3000 Years of Jewish Stories

by Howard Schwartz

Other authorsNeil Waldman
Book, 1998

Barcode

123457249

Call number

J 820 SCH

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Publication

New York, N.Y. : Puffin Books, 1998.

Description

Jewish stories set in Jerusalem, adapted from the Talmud and Midrash, Hasidic sources, and oral tradition, with origins in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Spain, Italy, and Greece.

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LibraryThing member juanitaloo
The different Jewish stories illustrate the longing of the Jewish people's hearts to go to Jerusalem, no matter where they were dispersed in the world. A common thread in the stories is the occurrence of miracles, often signifying the favor of God upon a certain person or the Jewish people in
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general. Readers who are familiar with Bible stories will find this collection of stories interesting, recognizing what comes from the Bible and what comes from oral tradition or folklore. Each story is fascinating in its own right, whether one is familiar with the Bible or not, and the stories often teach a moral or great truth. There is much symbolism in the stories, which the author explains in the sidebars. The stories are illustrated with watercolor in soft, serene tones.
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LibraryThing member ejoy13
This book is a collection of Jewish folktales told over thousands of years. Each story contains a paragraph or two of historical information regarding the topics mentioned in the stories.

Original publication date

1996

ISBN

0140564381 / 9780140564389

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