This is the second volume of the Encyclopedia of the Jewish Story, which studies the development of narratives in Jewish literature throughout the ages. This volume adds twelve new entries to the nine entries that appeared in the first volume. Among the entries: Abraham in the Furnace of Fire, Joseph and Potiphar's Wife, King Solomon and Ashmadai, Rabbi Akiba and Rachel, Dama ben Netinah, and others. This volume includes the representative versions of the entries from volumes one and two and English abstracts of the entries from the first two volumes. In the series Thema – A Series of Thematological Studies in the Literature of the Jewish People.
Danacode:   110-20134 ISBN:  978-965-226-358-2 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   368 Weight:   735 gr Dimensions:  17X25 cm Publication Date:   05/2009 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press
The book analyses the theme ''Abraham in the Furnace'' from a historical and contextual perspective by means of more than ninety written Jewish story versions. The personal story of Abraham, as a rebellious individual, merges with the national story of th
'The Jewish Pope'', the story of Elchanan, the son of R. Shimeon of Mayence, who was kidnapped from his home, grew up as a Christian, became a pope, and finally returned to his father's home and to Judaism, is one of the most famous Jewish folktales. This
A collection of studies on the Jewish story encompassing the post-biblical period, medieval literature, mussar literature, Kabbalah, Hasidism, and modern Hebrew literature. Among the contributors are: Moshe Idel, Ofra Meir, Avigdor Shinan, Avraham Grosma
The first book in the series Thema, 'A Series of Thematological Studies in the Literature of the Jewish People'. The first section contains a general overview of the research methodology employed, and specific thematological studies that trace the develop