A Treasury of Jewish Folklore stories, traditions, legends, humor, wisdom, and folk songs of the Jewish people

by Nathan Ausubel

Other authorsNathan Ausubel
Book, 1948

Barcode

123458190

Call number

185 AUS

Genres

Publication

New York : Crown, [1989], c1948.

Description

Selections from the richly varied lore of the Jewish people.

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LibraryThing member Czrbr
Book Description: Crown Publishers, NY, 5th Printing, 1948dj. Dust jacket is in excellent condition and book is also in excellent condition
LibraryThing member bostonian71
Exhaustive and fascinating anthology of Jewish myths, legends, parables and other material. I really enjoyed reading all the different stories, including many I had never heard before (such as one tale in which the whale Leviathan teaches a boy 70 languages and studies Torah with him!). The
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wide-ranging collection is well-organized by theme, and Ausubel includes useful introductions with insights and context for each section. Well worth the read for anyone interested in Judaism and/or folklore.
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Original publication date

1948

ISBN

0517502933 / 9780517502938

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