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On Jewish Folklore spans a half-century of scholarly inquiry by the noted anthropologist and biblical scholar Raphael Patai. He essays collected in this volume, some of which are presented for the first time in English translation, provide a rich harvest of Jewish customs and traditional beliefs, gathered from all over the world and from ancient to modern times.

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Published February 5th 2018 by Wayne State University Press (first published February 1st 1983)
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Anne Hamilton
My particular area of interest for the last few years has been name covenants and threshold covenants. At the end of the nineteenth century, Henry Clay Trumbull mentioned in his books about covenant - The Blood Covenant A Primitive Rite And Its Bearings On Scripture, The threshold covenant and The Covenant of Salt; As Based on the Significance and Symbolism of Salt in Primitive Thought - that he was going to write on name covenants, but as far as I can tell he never did.

His book on threshold (or
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Raphael Patai (Hebrew רפאל פטאי; born Ervin György Patai, was a Hungarian-Jewish ethnographer, historian, Orientalist and anthropologist.