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The Folk Literature of the Kurdistani Jews: An Anthology.
by Sabar, Yona, translated from Hebrew and Neo-Aramaic Sources with introduction and notes by.

Publisher Information:
Yale University Press New Haven 1982

Octavo in dust jacket, xlii, 250 pp., map, list of abbreviations, glossary, selected bibliography, indexes.

Yale Judaica Series Volume XXIII. "Yona Sabar, himself a Kurdistani Jew, offers representative selections from the types of Kurdistani literature: epic re-creations of biblical stories, midrashic legends, folktales about local rabbis, moralistic anecdotes, fold songs, nursery rhymes, sayings, and proverbs. Sabar's introduction and notes are a storehouse of information on the history and spiritual life of the Kurdistani Jews and on their relationship to the Land of Israel. Because almost all the Kurdistani Jews now live in Israel and speak Hebrew, there is very little new literary activity in their Neo-Aramaic dialects. This delightful anthology captures the essence of Kurdistani Jewish literature, presenting it for public enjoyment and preserving it for the future." from the book jacket.

Language: English Language
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardbound
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 13904

Price: $19.95

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