A Treasury of American Jewish Folklore

American Jewish Archives. American Jewish History. Ausubel, Nathan, ed. A Treasury of Jewish Folklore. New York: Crown, 1948. . A Treasury of Jewish Humor. ... Joys of Jewish Folklore. Middle Village, NY: Jonathan David, 1981.

A Treasury of American Jewish Folklore

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Jewish Folklore in America

Address all inquiries to : Jonathan David Publishers , Inc. 68-22 Eliot Avenue Middle Village , New York 11379 This is a revised and abridged edition of the author's Joys of Jewish Folklore , first issued in 1981.

Jewish Folklore in America

Recounts the history of the Jews in each region of the country, and retells anecdotes about the American Jewish experience

Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions

Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish Communities in the East, 2006 (in Hebrew). Shachar, Isaiah. The Jewish Year. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1975. Ungerleider-Mayerson, Joy. Jewish Folk Art: From Biblical Days to Modern Times.

Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions

This multicultural reference work on Jewish folklore, legends, customs, and other elements of folklife is the first of its kind.

United States Jewry 1776 1985

EIAJH Essays in American Jewish History , etc. ( Cincinnati , 1958 ) . Eichhorn , Evangelizing David Max Eichhorn , Evangelizing the American Jew ( Middle Village , N.Y. , 1978 ) . Eichhorn , Joys of Jewish Folklore David Max Eichhorn ...

United States Jewry  1776 1985


The Jewish Traveler

David Max Eichhorn's Joys of Jewish Folklore (Jonathan David) includes wonderful tales about New Orleans Jewry, part history and part legend. A popular novel of New Orleans Jewry is Belva Plain's Crescent City (Delacorte).

The Jewish Traveler

What is there of Jewish interest to see in Bombay? In Casablanca? Where are the kosher restaurants in Seattle? How did the Jewish community in Hong Kong originate? The Jewish Traveler: Hadassah Magazine's Guide to the World's Jewish Communities and Sights provides this information and much more.

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Joys of Jewish Folklore : A Journey from New Amsterdam to Beverly Hills . Middle Village , N.Y .: Jonathan David Pubs . , Inc. , 1981 . Eisenstadt , Abraham Seldin . American History : Recent Interpretations , Vol . 2.

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On Jewish Folklore

Jewish Folklore and Ethnology.”2 “Folklore Research in North America”3 contained individual reports on studies in American regional, GermanAmerican, Spanish-American, Afro-American, and American-Indian folklore, but there was no report ...

On Jewish Folklore

Provides a rich harvest of Jewish customs and traditional beliefs, gathered from all over the world and from ancient to modern times.

A Sampler of Jewish American Folklore

For a similar version , see Ausubel , Treasury of Jewish Folklore , pp . 506-7 . The concept of the soul being judged in the hereafter is common to many cultures . The ancient Egyptians , for instance , weighed the heart of the deceased ...

A Sampler of Jewish American Folklore

Gathers folk tales concerning love, marriage, birth, childhood, death, ghosts, and survivors, and includes a selection of proverbs and riddles

Brainteasers from Jewish Folklore

Brainteasersfrom Jewishfolklore / Rosalind Charney Kaye. p. cm. Summary: A collection of puzzling situations and storiesfrom Jewishfolklore, concerning outsmarting others,coping with thosein power, and learning how to live.

Brainteasers from Jewish Folklore

Full of Jewish folktales like "The Lazy Artist," and "Cheating the Inquisitor," this collection offers young readers 16 different riddles and stories that will challenge and entertain.

Studies in Jewish Folklore

Proceedings of a Regional Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies Held at the Spertus College of Judaica, Chicago, May 1-3, 1977 Dov Noy Frank Talmage. daries may seem to be traversable through the agency of mediators such as ...

Studies in Jewish Folklore


Studies in Jewish and World Folklore

R. Patai has recently pointed out that with regard to Jewish folklore, “oral traditions found their way into writings which, irrespective of their main intent, became repositories of the folklore of their age, without detracting from ...

Studies in Jewish and World Folklore


Quotations on Jewish Sacred Music

[81] That great song, born of the Jews, preserved by them, and in the course of centuries developed by them, ... born Jews, reared in a Jewish environment, steeped in Jewish folklore and folk-song, vibrant with Jewish sorrows, joys, ...

Quotations on Jewish Sacred Music

Quotations on Jewish Sacred Musicis a collection of over 700 quotations culled from an array of sources, including rabbinic and theological texts, sociological and anthropological studies, and historical and musicological examinations, demonstrating both the centrality of music in Jewish religious life and the diversity of thought on the subject. This book is a valuable and easy-to-use reference book for scholars, musicians, synagogue staff, and anyone else seeking concise thoughts on major aspects of Jewish sacred music.

The Jewish Story Finder

How ELSE THIS STORY IS TOLD Cheating the Inquisitor — Rosalind Charney Kaye, Brainteasers from Jewish Folklore. Epes—Leo Rosten, The New Joys ofYiddish. The Grand Inquisitor—Nina Jaffe and Steve Zeitlin, While Standing on One Foot.

The Jewish Story Finder

Storytelling, as oral tradition and in writing, has long played a central role in Jewish society. Family, educators, and clergy employ stories to transmit Jewish culture, traditions, and values. This comprehensive bibliography identifies 668 Jewish folktales by title and subject, summarizing plot lines for easy access to the right story for any occasion. Some centuries old and others freshly imagined, the tales include animal fables, supernatural yarns, and anecdotes for festivals and holidays. Themes include justice, community, cause and effect, and mitzvahs, or good deeds. This second edition nearly doubles the number of stories and expands the guide's global reach, with new pieces from Turkey, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, and Chile. Subject cross-references and a glossary complete the volume, a living tool for understanding the ever-evolving world of Jewish folklore.

Folklare Of The Jews

Jewish Folklore also tells us of men who, thanks to their great piety, were able to raise winds; they addressed their prayers to God who granted their request. A simila belief is to be found in the Folklore of other nations.

Folklare Of The Jews

First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Folktales of the Jews V 3 Tales from Arab Lands

The Folkloristic Aspects of Judaism and Islam [Hebrew]. Tel Aviv: Don, 1975. ———. ... “International Folklore Motifs in Petrus Alfonsi's 'Disciplina Clericalis. ... in H. Schwarzbaum, Jewish Folklore between East and West, 1989.] ———.

Folktales of the Jews  V  3  Tales from Arab Lands

Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of the books in this series possible: Lloyd E. Cotsen; The Maurice Amado Foundation; National Endowment for the Humanities; and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Tales from Arab Lands presents tales from North Africa, Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq in the latest volume of the most important collection of Jewish folktales ever published. This is the third book in the multi-volume series in the tradition of Louis Ginzberg?s timeless classic, Legends of the Jews. The tales here and the others in this series have been selected from the Israel Folktale Archives (IFA), named in Honor of Dov Noy, at The University of Haifa, a treasure house of Jewish lore that has remained largely unavailable to the entire world until now. Since the creation of the State of Israel, the IFA has collected more than 20,000 tales from newly arrived immigrants, long-lost stories shared by their families from around the world. The tales come from the major ethno-linguistic communities of the Jewish world and are representative of a wide variety of subjects and motifs, especially rich in Jewish content and context. Each of the tales is accompanied by in-depth commentary that explains the tale's cultural, historical, and literary background and its similarity to other tales in the IFA collection, and extensive scholarly notes. There is also an introduction that describes the culture and its folk narrative tradition, a world map of the areas covered, illustrations, biographies of the collectors and narrators, tale type and motif indexes, a subject index, and a comprehensive bibliography. Until the establishment of the IFA, we had had only limited access to the wide range of Jewish folk narratives. Even in Israel, the gathering place of the most wide-ranging cross-section of world Jewry, these folktales have remained largely unknown. Many of the communities no longer exist as cohesive societies in their representative lands; the Holocaust, migration, and changes in living styles have made the continuation of these tales impossible. This series is a monument to a rich but vanishing oral tradition. This series is a monument to a rich but vanishing oral tradition.

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth Magic and Mysticism

Neulander, J. “The New Mexican CryptoJewish Canon: Choosing to be 'Chosen' in Millennial Tradition.” Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review 18, no. 12 (1996). Neusner, J., ed. Religion, Science, and Magic: In Concert and in Conflict.

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth  Magic and Mysticism

Jewish esotericism is the oldest and most influential continuous occult tradition in the West. Presenting lore that can spiritually enrich your life, this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia is devoted to the esoteric in Judaism—the miraculous and the mysterious. In this second edition, Rabbi Geoffrey W. Dennis has added over thirty new entries and significantly expanded over one hundred other entries, incorporating more knowledge and passages from primary sources. This comprehensive treasury of Jewish teachings, drawn from sources spanning Jewish scripture, the Talmud, the Midrash, the Kabbalah, and other esoteric branches of Judaism, is exhaustively researched yet easy to use. It includes over one thousand alphabetical entries, from Aaron to Zohar Chadesh, with extensive cross-references to related topics and new illustrations throughout. Drawn from the well of a great spiritual tradition, the secret wisdom within these pages will enlighten and empower you. Praise: "An erudite and lively compendium of Jewish magical beliefs, practices, texts, and individuals...This superb, comprehensive encyclopedia belongs in every serious library."—Richard M. Golden, Director of the Jewish Studies Program, University of North Texas, and editor of The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition "Rabbi Dennis has performed a tremendously important service for both the scholar and the novice in composing a work of concise information about aspects of Judaism unbeknownst to most, and intriguing to all."—Rabbi Gershon Winkler, author of Magic of the Ordinary: Recovering the Shamanic in Judaism

Humanist Readings in Jewish Folklore

And so the king sent the man home with great honor , and there was merriment and joy among the Jews . - from Jewish Folktales , selected and retold by Pinhas Sadeh Notice how the Jew who saves the day is the one who sees no need for ...

Humanist Readings in Jewish Folklore


Music in Jewish Thought

buber (1878–1965), the renowned German-Jewish social and religious philosopher, was among the first to advocate a ... Jews, reared in a Jewish environment, steeped in Jewish folklore and folk-song, vibrant with Jewish sorrows, joys, ...

Music in Jewish Thought

With the nineteenth century came new freedom for European Jews. Enjoying an integration that had been denied since the Middle Ages, they now wrestled with the form and degree of that integration in all areas of their lives, including in their creation, appreciation, and criticism of music. The writings focus on Jewish musicology, biography, historical surveys, secular music and songs performed in the synagogue.

Jewish Passages

Parallel to the Aramaic term for Torah , oraita . 99. Shoshana Ben - Dor , " The Sigd of the Beta - Israel : A Holiday of Covenant Renewal " ( in Hebrew ) ( M.A. thesis , Department of Folklore , Hebrew University , Jerusalem , 1985 ) .

Jewish Passages

"Goldberg's breadth of knowledge is particularly impressive. Here is a scholar who has read everything, and has produced a rich, first-rate book that is both comprehensive and accessible, making Jewish customs meaningful even to non-specialists. A scholarly achievement that is also a great bar-mitzvah gift, with tremendous value for anyone in Jewish Studies including rabbis and members of synagogue study groups."—Jack Kugelmass, Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor and Director, Jewish Studies Program at Arizona State University "Sweeping in its reach and richly informative in its details. Jewish Passages offers a treasury of wonderfully interesting information. This is a work that will not be lost. " Samuel C. Heilman, author of When a Jew Dies