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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.
|I||God, faith, and prayer||11|
|II||The Torah, the Talmud and their study||26|
|III||Biblical characters and events||35|
|IV||Quests for sacred objects and holy encounters in later times||58|
|V||Rabbis : wit and wisdom||76|
|VI||Wonder weavers : tales of magic||88|
|VII||Angels, demons, spiritis, gilguls, dybbuks, and golems : the supernatural||115|
|VIII||Talking animal tales and fables||138|
|IX||Tricksters and fools||148|
|XI||Tales for festivals and holidays||199|