Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions by Raphael Patai

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This multicultural reference work on Jewish folklore, legends, customs, and other elements of folklife is the first of its kind.
 

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Raphael Patai (November 22, 1910 - July 20, 1996), born Ervin György Patai, was a Hungarian-Jewish ethnographer, historian, orientalist and anthropologist. Patai's work was wide-ranging but focused primarily on the cultural development of the ancient Hebrews and Israelites, on Jewish history and culture, and on the anthropology of the Middle East. He was the author of hundreds of scholarly articles and several dozen books, including three autobiographical volumes. Bar-Itzhak is the head of folklore studies and the chair of the Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of Haifa, Israel.
 
Published October 31, 2014 by Routledge. 500 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The study of folklore has burgeoned on college campuses as has the publication of academic works on this fascinating interdisciplinary topic. This encyclopedia covers the long and multifarious history of Jewish folklore and customs from the Bible to bagels. Edited by Bar-Itzhak (Univ. of Haifa, I...

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The study of folklore has burgeoned on college campuses as has the publication of academic works on this fascinating interdisciplinary topic. This encyclopedia covers the long and multifarious history of Jewish folklore and customs from the Bible to bagels. Edited by Bar-Itzhak (Univ. of Haifa, I...

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Encyclopedia of Jewish Folklo...

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