The Jewish Story Finder: A Guide to 668 Tales Listing Subjects and Sources, 2d ed. (Second Edition)

The Jewish Story Finder: A Guide to 668 Tales Listing Subjects and Sources, 2d ed. (Second Edition)

By: Sharon Barcan Elswit (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Sharon Barcan Elswit, a children's librarian for more than 30 years, is Head Librarian at Leman Manhattan Preparatory School. Her work has been published in School Library Journal and Writer's Digest as well as other magazines. She lives in New York.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786448234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780786448234
  • ISBN10: 0786448237
  • edition: Second Edition

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