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Israel and Middle East



Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel

edited by Raphael Pataiintroduction by Raphael Patai and Raphael Patai

Arab Folktales from Palestine and Israel is a collection of twenty-eight tales with insight into the Arab culture by Raphael Patai.

Published: May 1998
ISBN: 9780814327104

Does David Still Play Before You?

Israeli Poetry and the Bible

David C. Jacobson

Does David Still Play Before You? explores the ways that contemporary Israeli poets have made use of images from the Bible in their poetry.

Published: June 1997
ISBN: 9780814326237

Envisioning Israel

The Changing Ideals and Images of North American Jews

The Hebrew University Magnes Press and Allon Gal

Envisioning Israel examines the deeply entwined yet often problematic historical relationship between American Jewry and the Jewish community in Israel and its predecessor, the yishuv, the Jewish settlement in Palestine from the 1880s until 1948

Published: November 1996
ISBN: 9780814326305

American Consuls in the Holy Land, 1832-1914

Ruth Kark

This volume provides new insights into the role of U.S. consuls in the Ottoman Middle East in the special context of the Holy Land.

Published: September 1994
ISBN: 9780814325230

The Jews of Kurdistan

Eric Brauer and Raphael Pataiedited and compiled by Raphael Patai

The Jews of Kurdistan is a unique historical document in that it presents a picture of Kurdish Jewish life and culture prior to World War II.

ISBN: 9780814323922
ISBN: 9780814337912