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Sampler of Jewish-American Folklore

By: Josepha Sherman

Price: $11.95

Publisher: August House, Inc.:

Seller ID: 831938

ISBN: 0-87483-193-8

Condition: line drawings, collection notes, motif index, and bibliography, paperback, August House, Inc.


Someone once observed that "A Jew is composed of 28 percent fear, 2 percent sugar, and 70 percent nerve." Certainly, the Jews have needed every bit of that nerve over centuries of persecution. The struggle and triumph of Jewishness, author Josepha Sherman observes, "is reflected in the vast body of Jewish folklore, which emphasizes ethical behavior and survival through cleverness, kindness, and above all, humor."In this American Folklore Series volume, Josepha Sherman presents the rich and varied folklore of the American Jew. This examination of Jewish-American traditions i... View more info