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Mimekor Yisrael : Classical Jewish Folktales

Mimekor Yisrael : Classical Jewish Folktales


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

"One of the most extraordinary publishing events in my memory‰ÛÓa huge source of discoveries of the quintessential Jewish experience." ‰ÛÓNat Hentoff

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

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

"Indispensable to anyone wishing to learn and explore the beauty of ancient Jewish legends." ‰ÛÓElie 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.

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