Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

1969

Publication Source

The Journal of American Folklore

Volume

82

Issue

325

Start Page

280

Last Page

281

DOI

10.2307/538721

Abstract

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.

Copyright/Permission Statement

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.

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Date Posted: 22 September 2017

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