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Author Gamliʼel, Ṭovah, 1965- author

Title Aesthetics of sorrow : the wailing culture of yemenite-jewish women / Tova Gamliel ; [translated by] Naftali Greenwood
Published Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 450 pages)
Series Raphael Patai series in Jewish folklore and anthropology
Raphael Patai series in Jewish folklore and anthropology.
Contents Wailing : a topic that defies research -- Johara : mother of the wailers -- Giving words -- The performance stage -- Melancholic power -- Mission -- Epilogue : the lament of the printed words
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Jewish mourning customs -- Israel.
Jewish women -- Israel.
Jews, Yemeni -- Funeral customs and rites -- Israel.
Weepers (Mourners) -- Israel.
Form Electronic book
Author Greenwood, Naftali, translator
ISBN 0814339751 (electronic bk.)
9780814339756 (electronic bk.)