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Elijah S Violin And Other Jewish Fairy Tales

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ISBN : 0195313631
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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 : 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.

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.

Just Enough To Make A Story

Author : Nancy Schimmel
ISBN : 093216403X
Genre : Performing Arts
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Offers advice on selecting material, preparing oneself and the audience, and presenting stories

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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.

A Dream Of Zion

Author : Jeffrey K. Salkin
ISBN : 9781580234153
Genre : History
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This inspirational book features the insights of top scholars, professionals, politicians, authors, and community and religious leaders covering the entiredenominational spectrum of Jewish life in America today.

Gabriel S Palace

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.

The Beggar King And The Secret Of Happiness

Author : Joel ben Izzy
ISBN : 9781565128545
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This inspiring memoir by a storyteller who lost his voice, and gained some unexpected wisdom, is “nothing less than a spiritual odyssey” (San Francisco Chronicle). “Heartwarming and smart and wonderfully written,” this is that rare, magical book—a book that tells a good story, but also shows us how the tales we learned when we were children shed light on our adult lives (Detroit Free Press). An award-winning professional storyteller, Joel ben Izzy had the unusual opportunity to relive those lessons when he lost his voice after undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer, and reconnected with his old teacher, Lenny. Through his meetings with Lenny, Joel rediscovers the wisdom of ancient tales and takes us on a journey into a world of beggars and kings, monks and tigers, lost horses and buried treasures—and in the end tells us the secret of happiness. “This is a beautiful book full of old tales—from China, India, Persia, Jerusalem—that help storyteller Joel ben Izzy through dark times of silence and back into light and sound once more. Wonderful!” —Grace Paley “Heartfelt . . . This brief book speaks to people in trouble. It provides edifying advice, intimately given, like the best-selling Tuesdays with Morrie.” —TheDallas Morning News “What a gift, what a blessing, funny, brilliant, wise.” —Anne Lamott


Author : Corki Miller
ISBN : 0786404701
Genre : Performing Arts
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Explores the lives, interests, styles, target audiences, musical instruments, and books, films, and sound recordings of featured storytellers

Something About The Author

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 0787647071
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.

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