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Title: Jewish Folkore and Legend.
Description: London, Hamlyn. 1980, First Edition. (ISBN: 0600363651) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 176 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Judaism, has flourished for millennia in a myriad of environments; each has contributed something to the Jewish tradition. Far from being a religion ossified in the world of the Bible; it has produced countless legends and stories, built up on Bible inspiration but reflecting the ideas of the cultures within which they emerged. (This book) explores the core of the Jewish faith by retelling the stories made up and told by Jews throughout the world. The author develops essential ideas of Judaism, including the creation of the universe, the history of man, the history of Israel and the future of Israel. He retells the familiar Biblical stories surrounding the great Biblical personalities such as Abraham, Moses and Elijah. He then goes on to show how their ideas and their characters were developed in the legends and folklore surrounding the Torah, and elaborated throughout the rabbinical tradition. With its great variety of stories told in clear and simple style, written for Jew and Gentile alike, (it) provides a fascinating insight into the wealth and vitality of Judaism." One page with small dog-ear crease - indent on adjacent page, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, small shallow bump on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear panel, some light water staining on inside top surface. Very Good/Good+.

Keywords: Aaron, Abel, Abraham, Adam, Eve, Aggadah, Ahasuerus, Akedah, Rabbi Akiva, Alphabet, Amulets, Angels, Ants, Ark, Covenant, Asmodai, Baroka, Bathsheba, Birds, Birthright, Blessings, Breastplate, Cain, Canaan, Chastity, Children, Christianity, Circumcision,

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 27743

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