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Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology

Series Editor: Dan Ben-Amos, University of Pennsylvania
The Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology publishes books illuminating the diverse and culturally rich Jewish heritage. The series is named in honor of the many contributions of its founder and original editor, Raphael Patai.

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Sepher Yosippon

A Tenth-Century History of Ancient Israel

Introduced and Translated by Steven B. Bowman

The seminal medieval history of the Second Commonwealth period of ancient Jewish history.

Printed Paper Cased
Available August 2022
ISBN: 9780814349441
$99.99
Paperback
Available August 2022
ISBN: 9780814349434
$49.99
eBOOK
Available August 2022
ISBN: 9780814349458

The Angel and the Cholent

Food Representation from the Israel Folktale Archives

Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

A collection of food-focused folktales from the Israel Folktale Archives.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348857
$92.99
Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348840
$36.99
eBOOK
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348864

Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

Yuval Harari

A comprehensive study of Jewish magic in the late antiquity and the early Islamic period—the phenomenon, the sources, and method for its research, and the history of scholarly investigation into its nature and origin.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814336304
$99.99
Paperback
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814348819
$36.99
eBOOK
Available October 2021
ISBN: 9780814336311

Jewish Cultural Studies

Simon J. Bronner

Defines the distinctive field of Jewish cultural studies and its basis in folkloristic, psychological, and ethnological approaches.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814348284
$92.99
Paperback
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814338759
$39.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780814338766

Stories of Jewish Life

Casale Monferrato-Rome-Jerusalem, 1876–1985

Augusto Segre
Translated and with an Introduction by Steve Siporin

Segre’s stories of Jewish life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italy.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347652
$64.99
eBOOK
Published: September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347669

Salvage Poetics

Post-Holocaust American Jewish Folk Ethnographies

Sheila E. Jelen

An interdisciplinary approach to American Jewish ethnic identity in post-Holocaust America.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814343180
$69.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2020
ISBN: 9780814343197

The Power of a Tale

Stories from the Israel Folktale Archives

Edited by Haya Bar-Itzhak and Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

English translations of over fifty stories from the Israel Folktale Archives.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814342084
$64.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814342091

The Legend of Safed

Life and Fantasy in the City of Kabbalah

Eli Yassif
Translated by Haim Watzman

Jewish life through the legends created and narrated in Safed in the sixteenth century.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814341100
$84.99
Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346846
$32.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814341117

Overlooking the Border

Narratives of Divided Jerusalem

Dana Hercbergs

An ethnographic tapestry of personal and institutional narratives about Jerusalem’s social history.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814341087
$79.99
Paperback
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814344927
$31.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9780814341094

Concrete Boxes

Mizrahi Women on Israel's Periphery

Pnina Motzafi-Haller
With a Foreword by Virginia R. Dominguez

Evocative feminist ethnography focused on the rarely documented lives of Mizrahi women in a marginalized Israeli community.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814344422
$64.99
Paperback
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340592
$36.99
eBOOK
Published: August 2018
ISBN: 9780814340608

Jewish Moroccan Folk Narratives from Israel

Haya Bar-Itzhak and Aliza Shenhar

A unique selection of folk narratives of Moroccan Jews in Israel.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344521
$22.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344538

From Sofia to Jaffa

The Jews of Bulgaria and Israel

Guy H. Haskell
Foreword by Raphael Patai

From Sophia to Jaffa chronicles the fascinating saga of a population relocated.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344064
$21.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344057

Jewish Poland—Legends of Origin

Ethnopoetics and Legendary Chronicles

Haya Bar-Itzhak

Examination the legends of origin of the Jews of Poland and discloses how the community is created.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343913
$21.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343920

For Our Soul

Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Teshome G. Wagaw

For Our Soul describes the ongoing process of adjustment and absorption that the Ethiopian Jewish immigrants experienced in Israel.

Paperback
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344101
$22.99
eBOOK
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344095

Tales in Context

Sefer ha-ma'asim in Medieval Northern France

Rella Kushelevsky
With a historical epilogue by Elisheva Baumgarten

A folkloric research project on Sefer ha-ma’asim.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814342718
$84.99
eBOOK
Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814342725

In the Company of Others

The Development of Anthropology in Israel

Orit Abuhav

An ethnographic account of the history and development of anthropology in Israel.

Hardback
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338735
$54.99
eBOOK
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814338742

Louis Ginzberg's Legends of the Jews

Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsidered

Edited by Galit Hasan-Rokem and Ithamar Gruenwald

A state-of-the-art contribution to the scholarly discussion of historical, and especially ancient, Jewish folklore.

Hardback
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814340479
$46.99
eBOOK
Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814340486

Judeo-Arabic Literature in Tunisia, 1850-1950

Yosef Tobi and Tsivia Tobi

Traces the development of an ethnic literature in the vernacular language of Judeo-Arabic in Tunisia between 1850 and 1950.

Hardback
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814328712
$62.99
eBOOK
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814340462

Jadid al-Islam

The Jewish "New Muslims" of Meshhed

by Raphael Patai

This study documents the history, traditions, tales, customs, and institutions of the Jadid al-Islam—"New Muslims."

Paperback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814340752
$29.99
Hardback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814326527
$44.95
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814341858

Aesthetics of Sorrow

The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women

Tova Gamliel

Investigates the socio-cultural, psychological, and philosophical aspects of the Yemenite Jewish wailing tradition in modern Israel.

Hardback
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814334768
$56.99
eBOOK
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780814339756

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