Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions by Raphael Patai, Haya Bar-Itzhak

By Raphael Patai, Haya Bar-Itzhak

There are lots of assets on elements of Jewish tradition and folklore world wide, yet this finished, obtainable paintings could be the first to assemble the traditions from many lands and throughout time. The 250 alphabetically prepared articles through ninety students, usually from the U.S. and Israel, hide legends, customs, different components of folklife, and modern data and assets. The basically written entries contain significant issues, ideals, and traditions from cultures world wide, either modern and historic. Entries contain China, Ellis Island, Ethiopia, Holocaust, web, and Western Wall. There are wide biographies of Jewish scholars.The articles convey how artifacts, rituals, ceremonies, biblical figures, and legends have contributed to the continuity, variety, and richness of Jewish tradition globally. The resources are oral, written, biblical, and criminal. wide bibliographies after every one access and notice additionally references lead the consumer extra. There are black-and-white images and illustrations in addition to 18 colour plates. huge appendixes, assets, and a correct index replicate the variety and richness of the sector. even if the paintings is geared toward complicated scholars, the scope of the source makes it a hugely advised advisor for normal readers in addition, and it is suggested for many public and educational libraries. --Arthur Meyers

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At age three, boys came there to learn the Hebrew alphabet from the khalife (teacher and rabbi). After they had mastered it, they began their studies of Torah, prayers, and religious poetry (piyyutim). Boys who went further in their sacred studies also studied Rashi’s commentary, the Mishnah, and the Gemara. Adult men studied the Zohar. A school that added arithmetic, drawing, and liturgical poetry to the traditional curriculum of sacred subjects opened in the late 1920s. This educational institution had a short life, however, because of the opposition of several leaders of the community.

Thus, he claimed to have been born on the Ninth of Av (Tisha Be’Av), the day on which tradition claims that the messiah was born; this birth- Samuel Joseph (Shmuel Yosef) Agnon, in 1966, when he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm. (AP Photo) date claim was not accurate. Similarly, he published his first poem during the Lag Ba’Omer, a Jewish holiday celebrating the thirty-third day of the counting of the Omer, which runs from the second night of Passover to the day before Shavuot, and he claimed to have immigrated to Israel on this holiday (in reality, he arrived three weeks after the holiday).

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