Yiddish Folktales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore by Beatrice Weinreich PDF

By Beatrice Weinreich

Filled with princesses and witches, dybbuks and wonder-working rebbes, the 2 hundred brilliant stories that make up this pleasant compendium have been amassed throughout the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties through ethnographers within the small cities and villages of japanese Europe. accrued from humans of all walks of lifestyles, they comprise parable and allegories approximately existence, good fortune, and knowledge; stories of magic and sweetness; tales approximately rebbes and their disciples; and stories whose basically objective is to entertain. lengthy after the tradition that produced them has disappeared, those captivating Yiddish folktales proceed to paintings their magic today.

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