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Jerusalem of Gold: Jewish Stories of the Enchanted City [NOOK Book]

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Discover the magic of Jerusalem—the holy city of history, tradition, and hope.

Everything in Jerusalem is sacred—from the dust under one’s feet to the sun that shines down on the golden city. It’s no wonder that this holy place has been a rich source for the Jewish imagination for the past three thousand years, inspiring countless stories founded in both truth and myth.

Jerusalem of Gold collects some of the finest of these timeless tales from ...

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Jerusalem of Gold: Jewish Stories of the Enchanted City

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Overview

Discover the magic of Jerusalem—the holy city of history, tradition, and hope.

Everything in Jerusalem is sacred—from the dust under one’s feet to the sun that shines down on the golden city. It’s no wonder that this holy place has been a rich source for the Jewish imagination for the past three thousand years, inspiring countless stories founded in both truth and myth.

Jerusalem of Gold collects some of the finest of these timeless tales from a wide variety of sources, ranging from the Talmud and midrash to Jewish folklore and mysticism. These retellings are beautiful and meaningful, fantastical and true—inviting us to honor the traditions and wisdom of the sacred city.

Full of gorgeous illustrations and fascinating historic background, each story will help you deepen your understanding of the Jewish tradition and the words that have helped it survive.

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580237550
  • Publisher: Longhill Partners, Inc
  • Publication date: 5/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Howard Schwartz has published many collections of Jewish folktales for both children and adults, including The Diamond Tree: Jewish Tales from Around the World and The Day the Rabbi Disappeared: Jewish Holiday Tales of Magic.


Neil Waldman is author of The Golden City: Jerusalem's 3,000 Years and illustrator of The Passover Journey: A Seder Companion.

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