Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

2000

Publication Source

Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review

Volume

20

Issue

1-2

Start Page

181

Last Page

182

Abstract

In the currently charged world of Israeli public opinion, the publication of this book is a political act. The editors have crammed well known medieval Hebrew texts into a cheap, paperback format, using paper the acidity of which is more fitting for traditional "folk books" than for typical scholarly tomes designed for the library shelf. In this book readers will encounter the classics of Jewish folk literature--such as "The Story of the Jerusalemite," "Joseph Della Reina," and principle texts from Hebrew medieval romance literature such as "The Alexander Romance," a selection of "Tales of Sendebar," and a "Hebrew Arthurian Romance." A few texts such as "The Story of a Rich Man and a Beautiful Woman" and "The Defamed Innocent Woman" come from the famous manuscript OR. 135 in the Bodleian Library of Oxford--a manuscript Eli Yassif continues to study.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Originally published in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review © 2000 American Folklore Society.

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Date Posted: 22 September 2017