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The Journal of American Folklore
Among the numerous folkloristic publications of Moses Gaster (1856-1939)m The Exempla of the Rabbis stands out as a major contribution that has withstood controversy and new developments in scholarship. It is a standard work in Jewish folklore and a basic tool for research in haggadic-midrashic literature; moreover, Gaster's extensive erudite annotation and abundant references to European and Asian traditions make the book indispensable for folktale research in general. It has long been out of print, and this new edition is a timely publication.
Published as Review by Ben-Amos, D. Reviewed work: The Exempla of the Rabbis; being a Collection of Exempla, Apologues and Tales Culled from Hebrew manuscripts and Rare Hebrew Books. The American Journal of Folklore 82(325), 280-281. © 1969 by the American Folklore Society.
Ben-Amos, D. (1969). Review of Moses Gaster, The Exempla of the Rabbis; Being a Collection of Exempla, Apologues and Tales Culled from Hebrew Manuscripts and Rare Hebrew Books. The Journal of American Folklore, 82 (325), 280-281. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/538721
Date Posted: 22 September 2017
This document has been peer reviewed.