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The Hebrew Folktale History, Genre, Meaning (Folklore Studies in Translation) by Eli Yassif

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Published by Indiana University Press .
Written in English


  • Folklore,
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Oral And Folk Literature,
  • Social Science,
  • Hebrew,
  • Sociology,
  • Folklore & Mythology - Folklore,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • Judaism - General,
  • Folk literature, Hebrew,
  • History and criticism,
  • Jewish folk literature,
  • Jews,
  • Tales

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsJacqueline S. Teitelbaum (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages560
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9364807M
ISBN 100253335833
ISBN 109780253335838

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The Hebrew Folktale seeks to find and define the folk-elements of Jewish culture. Through the use of generic distinctions and definitions developed in folkloristics, Yassif describes the major trends -- structural, thematic, and functional -- of folk narrative in the Cited by: Eli Yassif is Professor of Hebrew literature and Jewish Folklore at Tel-Aviv University He is the author of many books including The Study of Jewish Folklore: An Annotated Bibliography, The Golem of Prague, and The Knight, the Demon and the Virgin: An Anthology of Hebrew Stories from the Middle Ages. the first hebrew primer Download the first hebrew primer or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the first hebrew primer book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Wisdom or Luck? Jewish Folktale, Bilingual Hebrew/English: Dual Language Illustrated Fairy Tale with Hebrew Transliteration [Garibian, Eliza, Cohen, Miri, Oganesyan, Ruzanna] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Wisdom or Luck? Jewish Folktale, Bilingual Hebrew/English: Dual Language Illustrated Fairy Tale with Hebrew TransliterationAuthor: Eliza Garibian.

  The Hebrew Folktale traces evolutionary relationships between successive bodies of traditional Hebrew literature and gains access to their cultural meaning by examining each corpus in its own historical and societal context. Noting that transitions from orality to literature serve the political interests of the transformers and that literacy. The book will be published in paperback in February, and in Hebrew, in Israel, in December A Time To Be Born preserves the rich Jewish folklore surrounding childbirth, which is little known and which is gradually disappearing from the Jewish community's memory. The Book of Ruth, which appears in the third section of the Hebrew Bible, K'tuvim, Writings, is a beautiful folktale written in four short celebrates the loyalty and reward of a young Moabite widow (Ruth) who chooses to follow her Israelite mother-in-law (Naomi) back to Bethlehem after Naomi was bereaved of her own husband and two sons. Barnes & Noble Press. Publish your book with B&N. Learn More. The B&N Mastercard® 5% Back on All B&N Purchases. Learn More. Barnes & Noble Café. Relax and Refuel. Visit BN Café. Become a B&N Member. Members Save Every Day. Learn More.

Jewish mythology is a major literary element of the body of folklore found in the sacred texts and in traditional narratives that help explain and symbolize Jewish culture and ts of Jewish mythology have had a profound influence on Christian mythology and on Islamic mythology, as well as on world culture in ian mythology directly inherited many of the narratives. made central to the literary and religious canon. The history of the Hebrew folktale is thus also an account of the many levels of interaction between orality and literacy. In his study, Professor Eli Yassif builds upon past folklore methods and forges new directions in the quest to Author: Dan Ben-Amos. Get this from a library! The Hebrew folktale: history, genre, meaning. [Eli Yassif] -- "Eli Yassif describes the major trends - structural, thematic, functional - of folk narrative in the central periods of Jewish culture and shows the social function and cultural meaning of the Hebrew. A Hebrew Folktale. King Solomon's servant came breathlessly into the court, "Please! Let me borrow your fastest horse!" he said to the King. "I must be in a town ten miles south of here by nightfall!" "Why?" asked King Solomon. "Because," said his shuddering servant, "I just met Death in the garden! Death looked me in the face!