Jewish Story Finder: A Guide to 363 Tales, Listing Subjects and Sources

Jewish Story Finder: A Guide to 363 Tales, Listing Subjects and Sources

by Sharon Barcan Elswit, Peninnah Schram
     
 

A subject guide to hundreds of Jewish stories, this book's purpose is to help teachers, rabbis, librarians, folklorists, parents, and storytellers find the right story to match their need. It also will lead educators to a wealth of Jewish stories on universal themes for use in multicultural programs for all ages.

The stories are numbered for easy reference and

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Overview

A subject guide to hundreds of Jewish stories, this book's purpose is to help teachers, rabbis, librarians, folklorists, parents, and storytellers find the right story to match their need. It also will lead educators to a wealth of Jewish stories on universal themes for use in multicultural programs for all ages.

The stories are numbered for easy reference and grouped in broad categories—for example, God, faith, and prayer; rabbinic wit and wisdom; tricksters and fools; festivals and holidays. For each story, a list of tellings (author and book title) provides numerous options for the story seeker, and a list of keywords connects the story subject categories.

Two cross-referenced indexes make locating stories easy, whether by subject keywords or by title. An appendix lists recommended stories for children of different ages, from lower elementary through middle school. The bibliography of almost 200 story collections and picture-book tales gives the information needed to locate a source for every story in the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786421923
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/06/2005
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword1
IGod, faith, and prayer11
IIThe Torah, the Talmud and their study26
IIIBiblical characters and events35
IVQuests for sacred objects and holy encounters in later times58
VRabbis : wit and wisdom76
VIWonder weavers : tales of magic88
VIIAngels, demons, spiritis, gilguls, dybbuks, and golems : the supernatural115
VIIITalking animal tales and fables138
IXTricksters and fools148
XHuman stories175
XITales for festivals and holidays199

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