Rachel the Clever

Rachel the Clever

And Other Jewish Folktales

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of Jewish tales from the Talmud and the Jewish communities of Europe, Asia, and North Africa includes versions of "Cinderella" and "King Midas," stories of ghosts and golems, moral tales, stories of the Wise Men of Chelm, and riddles

Although the 46 tales in this collection are as varied as the countries or regions from which they come Poland, central Asia, and Morocco, for example nearly all of them have been carried and passed on by immigrants to America. As a result, this collection is a world tour between two covers, but not at the expense of the unifying element common to these stories: their uniquely Jewish flavor, an emphasis on doing the right thing, on surviving by cleverness and kindness and on the need for keeping ....

Publisher: Little Rock : August House, 1993
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780874833072
Branch Call Number: 398.2089 SHE
Characteristics: 171 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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