Dictionary of Jewish lore and legend

The Dictionary of Jewish Lore and Legend provides a clear and systematic guide to a rich heritage of legend, folklore and tradition that is crucial to understanding Judaism. It describes the main characters and the tales that have grown up around them; Jewish methods of Biblical interpretation; the...

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Main Author: Unterman, Alan
Corporate Author: Credo Reference (Firm)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London [Eng.] Thames and Hudson 2012
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Collection: Credo Reference - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The Dictionary of Jewish Lore and Legend provides a clear and systematic guide to a rich heritage of legend, folklore and tradition that is crucial to understanding Judaism. It describes the main characters and the tales that have grown up around them; Jewish methods of Biblical interpretation; the framework of Jewish law, literature and poetry; the festivals of the Jewish Year; the different languages and sub-groups within the Jewish community; and the many countries in which Jews have lived, as well as the importance of the Holy Land. A mystical world is revealed -- one populated by angels and demons, sages and Kabbalists. The result is an indispensable companion for anyone seeking to understand the Jewish world and it's intriguing cultural history
Item Description:Originally published 1991. - Mode of access: World Wide Web
Physical Description:1 online resource (1115 entries) 1 image, digital files
ISBN:9781849720991
9780500279847
0500279845