Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions
ISBN/ASIN: 0765620251,9780765620255 | 2013 | English | pdf | 688/674 pages | 107 Mb
Publisher: M.E.Sharpe | Author: Raphael Patai, Haya Bar-Itzhak, Raphael Patai, Haya Bar-Itzhak
This multicultural reference work on Jewish folklore, legends, customs, and other elements of folklife is the first of its kind. It includes over 250 A-Z original, signed articles that cover major themes, beliefs, traditions, and folkways of Jewish groups around the world, both contemporary and historical. 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. Also included are biographies of significant personalities in the study of Jewish folklore and literature. The encyclopedia provides various country articles that highlight evolving traditions and histories of specific Jewish groups. Extensive bibliographies further enhance the value of each entry.