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.
In Tales in Context: Sefer ha-ma’asim in Medieval Northern France, Rella Kushelevsky enlightens the stories’ meanings and reflects the circumstances and environment for Jewish lives in medieval France. Although a selection of tales was previously published, this is the first publication of a Hebrew-English annotated edition in its entirety, revealing fresh insight.
"This important book provides Jewish Studies scholars, medievalists and students of European culture with a point of entry into the sources that both shape and reflect the complex worlds of medieval northern-French Jews. The profound literary, comparative and historical analysis, supplemented by an annotated edition and translation of the medieval tales and a facsimile edition of the beautiful Bodleian Library manuscript, turn this book into a treasure trove." – Ephraim Shoham-Steiner, professor in the department of Jewish history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
King Solomon and the Golden Fish
Tales from the Sephardic Tradition
A collection of fifty-four Judeo-Spanish folktales taken from the rich heritage of Sephardic oral storytelling and translated into English for the first time.
Staging and Stagers in Modern Jewish Palestine
The Creation of Festive Lore in a New Culture, 1882-1948
By analyzing key aspects of Hebrew culture, this book adds new dimension to the anthropological, sociological, and historical studies dealing with folklore, rituals, and festivals.
Defining the Yiddish Nation
The Jewish Folklorists of Poland
An examination of the history of Yiddish folklore from Poland between the two world wars.
Spirit Possession in Judaism
Cases and Contexts from the Middle Ages to the Present
A rich, multidisciplinary exploration of spirit possession among Jews.
Our Lives Are But Stories
Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women
A rich analysis of how four Tunisian-Israeli women tell the stories of their lives, and a look at the implications for our own understanding of stories and the behavior of communication.
Next Year I Will Know More
Literacy and Identity among Young Orthodox Women in Israel
An investigation into the education of women in the religious Zionist community and its influence on Orthodox Judaism.
A Global Community
The Jews from Aleppo, Syria
An interpretation of the historical experience of the Jewish community in Syria and in the other places to which Aleppan Jewry have immigrated.
Profiles of a Lost World
Memoirs of East European Jewish Life before World War II
Profiles of a Lost World is a source of information about Eastern Europe before World War II.
Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel
Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel is a collection of twenty-eight tales with insight into the Arab culture by Raphael Patai.
Jewish Musical Traditions
This is the first English-language volume to consider oral music of Jewish communities in a sociocultural context.
The Jews of Kurdistan
The Jews of Kurdistan is a unique historical document in that it presents a picture of Kurdish Jewish life and culture prior to World War II.
The Hebrew Goddess
A revised edition containing new chapters on the Shekhina.