Item #13904 The Folk Literature of the Kurdistani Jews: An Anthology. Yona Sabar, translated from Hebrew, Neo-Aramaic Sources.

The Folk Literature of the Kurdistani Jews: An Anthology.

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982. First Edition. Hardbound. Octavo in dust jacket, xlii, 250 pp., map, list of abbreviations, glossary, selected bibliography, indexes. Very Good. Item #13904
ISBN: 0300026986

Inscribd by the author on the free frontr endpaper. 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.

Price: $95.00