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1969

Jewish Studies

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Hasidim As People: Review Of Jerome Mintz, Legends Of The Hasidim: An Introduction To Hasidic Culture And Oral Tradition In The New World, Dan Ben-Amos Aug 1969

Hasidim As People: Review Of Jerome Mintz, Legends Of The Hasidim: An Introduction To Hasidic Culture And Oral Tradition In The New World, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Literature about Hasidism in English is one of three kinds: scholarly articles which analyze the history and philosophy of Hasidism on the basis of early documents, selective anthologies of tales and legends which perpetuate the conventional image of Hasidic literature, and popular discussions of Hasidic life and lore which portray the Hasidim as joyful mystics who guard traditional Judaism from the threat of modernity.


Review Of Raphael Patai, Man And Temple In Jewish Myth And Ritual, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1969

Review Of Raphael Patai, Man And Temple In Jewish Myth And Ritual, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Patai's Man and Temple was originally researched and written during the thirties and the forties, when the myth and ritual approach to the study of religions was at its peak.


Review Of Moses Gaster, The Exempla Of The Rabbis; Being A Collection Of Exempla, Apologues And Tales Culled From Hebrew Manuscripts And Rare Hebrew Books, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1969

Review Of Moses Gaster, The Exempla Of The Rabbis; Being A Collection Of Exempla, Apologues And Tales Culled From Hebrew Manuscripts And Rare Hebrew Books, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Among the numerous folkloristic publications of Moses Gaster (1856-1939)m The Exempla of the Rabbis stands out as a major contribution that has withstood controversy and new developments in scholarship. It is a standard work in Jewish folklore and a basic tool for research in haggadic-midrashic literature; moreover, Gaster's extensive erudite annotation and abundant references to European and Asian traditions make the book indispensable for folktale research in general. It has long been out of print, and this new edition is a timely publication.


Review Of Raphael Patai, The Hebrew Goddess, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1969

Review Of Raphael Patai, The Hebrew Goddess, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

In this work Patai proposes to trace the historical development of the female deity in Jewish religion and mysticism. He bases his study of this figure on anthropological-psychological theory and substantiates his ideas with a battery of archeological, historical, cultural, and literary evidence assembled chronologically. Occasionally Patai resorts to comparative methodology.