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Author Hasan-Rokem, Galit.

Title Tales of the neighborhood : Jewish narrative dialogues in late antiquity / Galit Hasan-Rokem
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 208 pages)
Series The Taubman lectures in Jewish studies ; 4
Taubman lectures in Jewish studies ; 4
Contents 1. Erecting the fence : texts, contexts, theories, and strategies -- 2. Peeping through a hole : comparing and borrowing -- 3. Building the gate, or Neighbors make good fences -- 4. The evasive center : Hadrian, the old man, the neighbor, and the rabbinic rhetoric of the empire -- 5. Between us : a conclusion
Summary Showing that religion is shaped to some extent by the ordinary events of everyday life, this text focuses on the 'neighbourhood' of the Galilee, bringing to life the riddles parables and folktales passed down in Rabbinic stories from the first half of the first millennium of the Common Era
Analysis Humaniora Etnologi og folkloristik
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-190) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Folklore in rabbinical literature.
Jewish legends -- History and criticism.
Jews -- Israel -- Galilee -- Folklore.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.
Women in rabbinical literature.
Galilee (Israel) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002011200
ISBN 0520234537 (alk. paper)
0520928946 (electronic bk.)
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9780520234536 (alk. paper)
9780520928947 (electronic bk.)
9780585466002 (electronic bk.)
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