Dictionary of Jewish Lore & Legend

Dictionary of Jewish Lore & Legend

by Alan Unterman
     
 

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A clear and well-illustrated guide to the main characters and legends of Judaism

This book captures the richness and vitality of traditional Jewish culture: a web of legend, folklore and superstition that is crucial to understanding Judaism. Topics include Jewish law, literature and poetry; the festivals of the Jewish year; the languages and sub-groups within

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A clear and well-illustrated guide to the main characters and legends of Judaism

This book captures the richness and vitality of traditional Jewish culture: a web of legend, folklore and superstition that is crucial to understanding Judaism. Topics include Jewish law, literature and poetry; the festivals of the Jewish year; the languages and sub-groups within the Jewish community; and the many countries that Jews have lived in. The book also reveals another side of Judaism, a world populated by angels and demons, sages and Kabbalists, and creatures unknown to zoologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500771037
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
File size:
87 MB
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Meet the Author

Alan Unterman is a retired professor of Comparative Religion at Manchester University. His many books include Historical Dictionary of the Jews.

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