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Greatest Jewish Stories
This unique collection brings together Biblical, Talmudic, Midrashic, kabbalistic, folk, Hasidic, and modern tales that were selected for their prominence within the many traditions of Jewish life. Presented in categories that reflect the history of their telling, the stories are prefaced by David Patterson's sage insights and thought-provoking perspective.
From Adam and E...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Jonathan David Publishers
(first published June 1st 1997)
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Excellent collection of stories from the wide scope of Jewish tradition, from the Bible to the modern era. The short, paragraph-length introductions from the editor, David Patterson, help bring context to each of the short works, not to mention connecting them explicitly to Jewish belief and practice. These tales illustrate all manner of Jewish faith and deeds, from the fight against idolatry to the fundamental importance of love and neighborly behavior.