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Encyclopedia of Jewish folklore and traditions

Author: Raphael Patai; Hayah Bar-Yitshak
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a multicultural reference work on Jewish folklore, legends, customs, including over 250 A-Z original, signed articles that cover major themes, beliefs, traditions, and folkways of Jewish groups around the world. The diverse range of articles covers specific artifacts, rituals, ceremonies, biblical figures, and legends-in addition to broad topics such as humor, folk dance, costumes, and folk narratives.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Folklore Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Encyclopedia of Jewish folklore and traditions.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2013
(DLC) 2012042203
(OCoLC)783150388
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raphael Patai; Hayah Bar-Yitshak
ISBN: 9780765682956 0765682958 1299355978 9781299355972
OCLC Number: 835647208
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes (xvi, 593, I-44 pages)) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: V. 1. Aaron ; Abraham ; Adam ; Jews of Afghanistan ; Afterlife ; Age and the aged ; S.Y. Agnon ; Alchemy ; Tamar Alexander ; Alphabet of Ben Sira ; Amulets ; Angel of death ; Angels ; Animal folktales ; Animals ; S. An-Ski ; Anthologies ; Ararat ; Asmodeus ; Moshe Attias ; Nathan Ausubel ; Fifteenth of Av (Tu Be'Av) ; Ninth of Av (Tisha Be'Av) ; Ba'al Shem Tov (Besht) ; Badchan (Jester) ; Balaam ; Mayer Balaban (Meir) ; Bar and bat mitzvah ; Shimeon Bar Kochba ; Haya Bar-Itzhak ; Isaac Bashevis-Singer ; Ben Ham'elekh Ve'ha'nazir ; Dan Ben-Amos ; Micha Josef Berdyczewski (Bin-Gorion) ; Haim Nachman Bialik ; BIrth ; Blessing God ; Blood libel ; Bride price ; Simon J. Bronner ; Brother-sister marriage ; Jews of Bulgaria ; Y.L. Cahan ; Cain and Abel ; Jews of Canada ; Cemetery ; Books of charms ; The wise of Chelm ; Circumcision and birth ceremony for girls ; Costume ; Jews of Czechoslovakia ; King David ; Death ; Demon ; Demonology ; Jewish-American dialect stories ; Dreams ; Alter Druyanow ; Alan Dundes ; Dybbuk ; Edot : a quarterly for folklore and ethnology ; Egg ; Elijah the prophet ; Elisha Ben-Avuyah ; Ellis Island ; Esther ; Esther scroll ; Estherke ; Jews of Ethiopia ; Eve ; Exemplum ; Fable ; Folk art ; Folk belief ; Jewish and Israeli folk dance ; Folk medicine ; Folk music and song ; Folk narratives in Israel ; Rolk narratives in Rabbinic literature ; Folk narratives in the Bible ; Folk narratives in the Middle Ages ; Immigration and absorption folk narratives ; Sephardi folk narratives ; Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) folk songs and poetry ; North African folk songs and poetry ; Israeli folk songs ; Food and foodways ; Gizela Frenkel ; Moses Gaster ; Theodor H. Gaster ; Jews of Georgia ; Jews of Germany ; Louis Ginzberg ; Olga Goldberg-Mulkiewicz ; Golem ; Jews of Greece ; Max Grunwald ; Haggadah of Passover ; Hagiography ; Hair covering, women ; Hanukkah ; Hanukkah lamp ; Galit Hasan-Rokem ; Hasidic tales ; Head covering, men ; Hebron ; Hershele Ostropoler ; Holocaust folklore ; Humor ; Jews of Hungary ; Abraham Ibn Ezra ; Iconography ; Illuminated manuscripts ; Independence Day ; Jews of India ; Internet folklore ; Jews of Iran ; Jews of Iraq ; Isaac ; Israel folktale archives ; Moses Ben Israel Isserles, Rabbi (Rama) ; Jews of Italy ; Jacob (Ya'acov) ; Joseph Jacobs ; Heda Jason ; Jerusalem and the temple ; Jerusalem studies in Jewish folklore, journal ; Joha ; Joke ; Book of Jonah ; Joseph ; Kabbalah ; Gurit Kadman ; Eastern European Karaites ; Ketubbah ; Folklore of Kibbutz ; Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett ; Jews of Kurdistan ; Lag Ba'Omer ; Lamps and candles ; Jewish languages --
Struggle between languages ; Leah ; Legend ; Isaac Jack Levy ; Yom-Tov Lewinski ; Regina Lilienthal ; Lilith ; Lullabies. v. 2. Ma'aseh Book (Mayse Bukh) ; "Ma'aseh Yerushalmi," the story of the Jerusalemite ; Magic ; Itzik Manger ; Maqama ; Marriage ; Rabbi Meir Ba'al Ha'Nes ; Memorial Day ; Menorah ; Messiah and redeemer ; Mezuzah ; Midrash ; Mimuna festival ; Minhag (custom) ; Minhag books (books of custom) ; Minyan ; Mizrah ; Monsters and other mythological creatures ; Month ; Moses ; Mother (Hannah, Miriam) and her seven sons ; Mendele Moykher Sforim ; Museums (vernacular) in Israel ; Jewish museums ; New Year cards ; Noah ; Jews of North Africa ; Dov Noy ; Immanuel Olswanger ; Elliott Oring ; Oseh Pele ; Papercut ; Parable ; Passover ; Raphael Patai ; Isaac Leib Peretz ; Rabbi Haim Pinto ; Plants ; Jews of Poland ; Jewish Pope ; Prayer ; Abraham Prochownik ; Proverb ; Psalms ; Purim ; Purimshpil ; Qinah (lament) ; Rabbah bar bar Hannah ; Rabbinic literature ; Rachel ; Rambam (Maimonides) ; Angelo Salomon Rappoport ; Rebekah ; Reshumot ; Riddles ; Jews of Romania ; Rosh Ha'Shana ; Jews of Russia ; Ruth ; Shalom Sabar ; Dov Sadan ; Legends of Safed ; Samael ; Samaritans ; Sambation ; Samson and Delilah ; Sarah ; Satan ; Haim Schwarzbaum ; Sea ; Seamen tales and traditions ; Seder plate ; Benjamin Wolf Segel ; Sehrane ; Shalom Shabazi ; Shabbat ; Shabuot (the feast of weeks) ; Aliza Shenhar ; Shimeon Bar Yohai ; Shiviti-Menorah ; Shofar ; Sholem Aleichem ; Shtetl ; Shtyyah stone ; Fifteenth of Shvat (Tu Be'Shvat) ; Simchat Torah flags ; Steve Siporin ; King Solomon ; Jews of Spain ; Stones ; Sukkot ; Symbols ; Tamar ; The Book of Tobit ; Tombstones ; Torah ark ; Torah ceremonial objects ; Torah ornaments ; Joshua Trachtenberg ; Ten lost tribes ; Jews of Turkey ; Tzitzit ; Jews of United States ; Saul Wahl ; Wandering Jew ; Western Wall ; Women in Rabbinic literature ; Wonder tale ; Writing ; Eli Yassif ; Yeda Am ; Jews of Yemen ; Yom Kippur ; The story of Yosef dela Reina ; Zipporah.
Responsibility: Raphael Patai, founding editor ; Haya Bar-Itzhak, editor.

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Provides a multicultural reference work on Jewish folklore, legends, customs, including over 250 A-Z original, signed articles that cover major themes, beliefs, traditions, and folkways of Jewish groups around the world. The diverse range of articles covers specific artifacts, rituals, ceremonies, biblical figures, and legends-in addition to broad topics such as humor, folk dance, costumes, and folk narratives.
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