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Jewish Folklore and Ethnology (JFE) is a peer-reviewed annual journal. It features innovative, original analytical studies, essays, and commentaries in English on the diverse ways in which Jewishness is expressed, conceived, transformed, and perceived by Jews and non-Jews through folklore, tradition, and social/cultural practice. JFE succeeds previous international serials of Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review and Jewish Cultural Studies sponsored by the Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society. JFE’s coverage includes but is not limited to genres of narrative, song, music, speech, custom, ritual, belief, art, craft, architecture, dance, dress, and food; practices and performances of the body, faith, home, and community in the past and present; and ideas of tradition, identity, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, education, and culture. JFE invites submissions from varied disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and methodologies/approaches. JFE strives for an international reach in content and authors and values engaging academic writing that will be of interest to lay as well as scholarly audiences.

Jewish Folklore and Ethnology
Volume 1, Number 1, Fall 2022

Introduction: Jewish Folklore and Ethnology: What, Why, and Whither?
Simon J. Bronner

“They Have Countless Books of This Craft”: Folklore and Folkloristics of Yemeni Jewish Amulets
Tom Fogel

Bird Spies and Poisoned Tomatoes: New Rumors and Legends in the Middle East
Steve Siporin

The Rise of Judaic Calligraphy in the Twentieth Century
Stephen Michael Cohen

Gendered Foods and Traditions among Argentine Jewry
Jacqueline Laznow

Landscape into Legend: Tracking Lost Tribes and Crypto-Jews across New Mexican Terrain
Judith S. Neulander

Yiddish Songs and Jewish Futures: A Besere Velt, Partisan Music, and Modern Performance
Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

Yahrzeit: Haya Bar-Itzhak (1946–2020)
Simon J. Bronner

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