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Elijah S Violin And Other Jewish Fairy Tales

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Tales of magic and wonder can be found in every phase of Jewish literature, from the sacred to the secular. The fairy tale in particular--set in enchanted lands and populated with a variety of human and supernatural beings, both good and evil--holds a very special place in the Jewish tradition. For in the fairy tale, where good and evil engage in a timeless struggle, we have a clear reflection of the Jewish world view, where faith in God can defeat the evil impulse. In Elijah's Violin, Howard Schwartz offers a sumptuous collection of thirty-six Jewish fairy tales from virtually every corner of the world. At once otherworldy and earthy, pious and playful, these celebrated tales from Morocco and India, Spain and Eastern Europe, Babylon and Egypt, illustrate not only their Jewish character but also their universality of themes. Invoking the biblical tale of David and Goliath, we read as King David defeats the giant by hovering above its spear in King David and the Giant. In the romantic tale of The Princess in the Tower, a variant of Rapunzel, we watch as the cautious King Solomon recognizes the vanity in trying to prevent Providence from taking place. And we see the religious nature of the quest for Elijah's violin in the title story. The successful completion of the king's quest enables the violin's imprisoned melodies, emblematic of the Jewish spirit, to be set free. Throughout this richly illustrated collection, one can find the quests and riddles of the traditional fairy tale along with the divine intervention that characterizes the Jewish fairy tale. Skillfully translated, these stories will captivate children and adults alike in which romance and magic become enchantingly entwined with faith, duty, and wisdom.

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Author : Howard Schwartz
ISBN : 9780195093889
Genre : Literary Collections
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Over 150 tales from the Talmud, the Zohar, Jewish folktales, and Hasidic lore.

Jewish Fairy Tales

Author : Gerald Friedlander
ISBN : 9780486156965
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Nine tales from antiquity will enthrall children with the exploits of kings and beggars in a spellbinding world of demons, angels, and other supernatural creatures.

Leaves From The Garden Of Eden

Author : Howard Schwartz
ISBN : 9780199754380
Genre : Literary Collections
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"With its broad selection from written and oral sources, Leaves from the garden of Eden is a landmark collection, representing the full range of Jewish folklore from the Talmud to the present"--Jacket.

Lilith S Cave

Author : Howard Schwartz
ISBN : 9780195067262
Genre : Fiction
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Tales of terror and the supernatural hold an honored position in the Jewish folkloric tradition. Howard Schwartz has superbly translated and retold fifty of the best of these folktales. Gathered from countless sources ranging from the ancient Middle East to twelfth-century Germany and later Eastern European oral tradition, these captivating stories include Jewish variants of the Pandora and Persephone myths.

Jewish Folk Tales

Author : Pinḥas Sadeh
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005119727
Genre : Jewish folk literature
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Gathering Sparks

Author : Howard Schwartz
ISBN : 9781596432802
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A grandfather introduces his grandson to the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam, a centuries-old concept which proposes that everyone must do their part in order to improve the world.

Miriam S Tambourine

Author : Howard Schwartz
ISBN : 0192821369
Genre : Business & Economics
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An illustrated collection of fifty traditional Jewish tales from various parts of the world.

Tree Of Souls

Author : Howard Schwartz
ISBN : 9780195327137
Genre : Religion
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From tales of Adam, Moses, and other biblical figures, to the fall of Lucifer and the quarrel of the sun and moon, an anthology of Jewish myth presents seven hundred key stories and through extensive commentary places them in context with the literature of the world.

Before You Were Born

Author : Howard Schwartz
ISBN : 1596430281
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Retells a folktale in which Lailah, a guardian angel, places the indentation that everyone has on the upper lip just before a baby is born.

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