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Leaves from the garden of Eden : one hundred classic Jewish tales / selected and retold by Howard Schwartz ; illustrations by Kristina Swarner ; calligraphy by Tsila Schwartz.

By: Schwartz, Howard, 1945-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009Description: xii, 525 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780195335651; 0195335651; 9780199754380; 0199754381.Subject(s): Jews -- Folklore | Fairy tales | Jewish legends | Fairy tales | Jewish legends | Jews | Volkserz�ahlung | Legende | M�archen | JudenGenre/Form: Fairy tales. | Folklore. | Fairy tales. | Fairy tales.DDC classification: 398.20892/4 | 398.2089924 Online resources: Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
Fairy tales. An apple from the tree of life -- Elijah's violin -- The witches of Ashkelon -- The bird of happiness -- The golden mountain -- The princess in the tower -- King Solomon and Ashmodai -- The beggar king -- The wonder child -- The princess and the slave -- The golden tree -- The mute princess -- The enchanted journey -- The magic mirror of Rabbi Adam -- The king's dream -- The exiled princess -- The wonderful healing leaves -- The city of Luz -- The boy Israel and the witch -- The lost princess -- The prince and the slave -- The prince who was made of precious gems -- The water palace -- The pirate princess -- A garment for the moon.
Folktales. Leaves from the Garden of Eden -- A palace of bird beaks -- The maiden in the tree -- The Sabbath lion -- Katanya -- The wooden sword -- The water witch -- Drawing the wind -- A flock of angels -- Milk and honey -- The goat whose horns reached to heaven -- The golden dove -- The twelve golden calves -- The sword of Moses -- The groom who was destined to die on his wedding day -- The three tasks of Elijah -- The staff of Elijah -- Miriam's tambourine -- The cave of King David -- The magic wine cup -- The hair in the milk -- The cave of Mattathias -- The prince who thought he was a rooster -- The treasure -- The souls of trees.
Supernatural tales. The finger -- The Queen of Sheba -- The bride of demons -- Helen of Troy -- The homunculus of Maimonides -- The beast -- The haunted violin -- The knife -- The charm in the dress -- Lilith's cave -- The cellar -- The dead fianc�ee -- The demon princess -- The speaking head -- The other side -- Yona and the river demon -- The dybbuk in the well -- The golem -- The werewolf -- A combat in magic -- The perfect saint -- The bridegroom who vanished -- The lost melody -- The demon of the waters -- The underwater palace.
Mystical tales. The cottage of candles -- The cave of Shimon bar Yohai -- A kiss from the master -- The angel of forgetfulness -- A vision at the wailing wall -- Gathering sparks -- The tzaddik of the forest -- The angel of the Mishnah -- Gabriel's palace -- Rabbi Naftali's trance -- The spirit of Hagigah -- The ladder of prayers -- The tree of life -- The enchanted island -- Lighting a fire -- The tefillin of the Or ha-Hayim -- The angel of friendship -- The underground forest -- Reb Nachman's chair -- The soul of the Ari -- The blind angel -- A new soul -- The tale of the kugel -- The ocean of tears -- The dream assembly -- Appendices : A. Sources of the stories -- B. Story cycles -- C. Countries of origin -- D. Specialized tale types -- E. Tale types index.
Summary: "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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-507) and index.

Fairy tales. An apple from the tree of life -- Elijah's violin -- The witches of Ashkelon -- The bird of happiness -- The golden mountain -- The princess in the tower -- King Solomon and Ashmodai -- The beggar king -- The wonder child -- The princess and the slave -- The golden tree -- The mute princess -- The enchanted journey -- The magic mirror of Rabbi Adam -- The king's dream -- The exiled princess -- The wonderful healing leaves -- The city of Luz -- The boy Israel and the witch -- The lost princess -- The prince and the slave -- The prince who was made of precious gems -- The water palace -- The pirate princess -- A garment for the moon.

Folktales. Leaves from the Garden of Eden -- A palace of bird beaks -- The maiden in the tree -- The Sabbath lion -- Katanya -- The wooden sword -- The water witch -- Drawing the wind -- A flock of angels -- Milk and honey -- The goat whose horns reached to heaven -- The golden dove -- The twelve golden calves -- The sword of Moses -- The groom who was destined to die on his wedding day -- The three tasks of Elijah -- The staff of Elijah -- Miriam's tambourine -- The cave of King David -- The magic wine cup -- The hair in the milk -- The cave of Mattathias -- The prince who thought he was a rooster -- The treasure -- The souls of trees.

Supernatural tales. The finger -- The Queen of Sheba -- The bride of demons -- Helen of Troy -- The homunculus of Maimonides -- The beast -- The haunted violin -- The knife -- The charm in the dress -- Lilith's cave -- The cellar -- The dead fianc�ee -- The demon princess -- The speaking head -- The other side -- Yona and the river demon -- The dybbuk in the well -- The golem -- The werewolf -- A combat in magic -- The perfect saint -- The bridegroom who vanished -- The lost melody -- The demon of the waters -- The underwater palace.

Mystical tales. The cottage of candles -- The cave of Shimon bar Yohai -- A kiss from the master -- The angel of forgetfulness -- A vision at the wailing wall -- Gathering sparks -- The tzaddik of the forest -- The angel of the Mishnah -- Gabriel's palace -- Rabbi Naftali's trance -- The spirit of Hagigah -- The ladder of prayers -- The tree of life -- The enchanted island -- Lighting a fire -- The tefillin of the Or ha-Hayim -- The angel of friendship -- The underground forest -- Reb Nachman's chair -- The soul of the Ari -- The blind angel -- A new soul -- The tale of the kugel -- The ocean of tears -- The dream assembly -- Appendices : A. Sources of the stories -- B. Story cycles -- C. Countries of origin -- D. Specialized tale types -- E. Tale types index.

"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.

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