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Description - Dictionary of Jewish Lore & Legend by Alan Unterman

This dictionary provides and illustrated guide to the web of legend, folklore and superstition that is crucial to a complete understsanding of Jews and Judaism. It describes all the main characters of a three and a haf millennia drama; the legends which have grown up around them; Jewish methods of Biblical interpretation; the framework of Jewish law, literature and poetry; the festivals of the Jewish year; the different languages and sub-groups within the Jewish community; and the many countries that Jews have lived in, as well as the importance of the Holy Land. Also revealed is a comprehensive picture of another side of Judaism, at the heart of scholar and layman alike, a world populated by angels and demons, sages and kabbalists, and the hope for an era when the dead will rise and man will live in harmony with nature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500279847
ISBN-10: 0500279845
Format: Paperback / softback
(241mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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