Yiddish Folktales

by Beatrice Weinreich

Book, 1997

Barcode

123462063

Call number

185 WEI

Genres

Publication

New York : Schocken Books : Published in cooperation with YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 1997.

Description

Presents nearly 200 folktales from all walks of life from East European Jewry.

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LibraryThing member bostonian71
Good collection of stories of all sorts, from moral-based parables to silly nonsense tales. Helps if you know the basics of Judaism, but it's not absolutely necessary.
LibraryThing member Hamburgerclan
This one's an entertaining collection of folk tales from the Jewish folks of Eastern Europe. They're pretty short and straightforward, mostly collected in the early decades of the 20th Century. I can only imagine that they were much more entertaining when told by a storyteller. Still, it's a nice
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collection to keep handy for a brief, entertaining read.
--J.
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Original language

Yiddish

Original publication date

1988 (by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research)

ISBN

0805210903 / 9780805210903

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