Mimekor Yisrael: Selected Classical Jewish Folktales

Mimekor Yisrael: Selected Classical Jewish Folktales

by Micha Joseph bin Gorion
     
 

"[Bin Gorion's] crowning achievement was Mimekor Yisrael, a multilayered compendium of post-biblical Jewish lore and demonology." —Commentary

"One of the most extraordinary publishing events in my memory—a huge source of discoveries of the quintessential Jewish experience." —Nat Hentoff

"This is a most important collection, actually unique in its

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"[Bin Gorion's] crowning achievement was Mimekor Yisrael, a multilayered compendium of post-biblical Jewish lore and demonology." —Commentary

"One of the most extraordinary publishing events in my memory—a huge source of discoveries of the quintessential Jewish experience." —Nat Hentoff

"This is a most important collection, actually unique in its field. I recommend it to all good readers." —Isaac Bashevis Singer

"It is wonderful to have this treasure trove of Jewish Folktales finally available in English." —Bruno Bettelheim

"Indispensable to anyone wishing to learn and explore the beauty of ancient Jewish legends." —Elie Wiesel

For this new edition, Dan Ben-Amos has added commentary, historical identification of personalities and events, extensive headnotes, and a survey of relevant editions and sources. A truly monumental work.

Indiana University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253205889
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
01/22/1991
Edition description:
Abridged and Annotated Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.83(d)

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