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Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends

By Naomi, Aunt

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Title: Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends  
Author: Naomi, Aunt
Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Judaism, Jewish Folklore Overflows with Vivid
Collections: Classic Sacred Texts
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Publisher: Sacred Text


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Description: Jewish folklore overflows with vivid stories that both entertain and teach. In 1919, Aunt Naomi (Gertrude Landa) wrote Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends, a book of 27 fairy tales based on stories of the Jewish interpretations of the Bible. While some of the themes are familiar from contemporary fairy tales and folklore, other stories in this collection are infused with the inimitably Jewish struggle for survival and dignity; all are flavoured with a large helping of gentle humour. Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends tells of the boyish exploits of Abraham, Moses, and David, but also includes stories of higgledy-piggledy palaces, beggar kings, quarreling cats and dogs, waterbabes, bogey-men, magic red slippers, a talmudic Sinbad, Alexander the Great, and even the story of a star child. Aunt Naomi strove to create a collection of Jewish delights that boys and girls could add to their treasuries of general fai


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