HUMANIST READINGS IN JEWISH FOLKLORE by Bennett Muraskin
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This now-classic collection of more than 120 Jewish folktales helps to root its readers' personal ethics and morals in Jewish culture and literature. The tales reflect the side of Jewish tradition that values freedom of thought, social justice, egalitarianism and respect for the "other."
Readers of Jewish Currents will know Bennett Muraskin as our highly informed and informative contributing writer on a range of Jewish subjects. Here he has selected and organized Jewish tales under such headings as "The Dangers of Fanaticism," "Confronting Injustice," "Women," and "Mentshlekhkayt." Read, enjoy, and learn!