Elijah’s Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Tales by Howard Schwartz

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  • Title: Elijah’s Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Tales
  • Author: Howard Schwartz
  • Category: Fiction
  • Date: October 1994
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 195313631

 

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Tales of magic and marvel will be present in each section of Jewish literature, from the sacred to the secular. The fairy story in particular–set in enchanted lands and populated with a wide range of human and supernatural beings, each good and evil–holds a really particular place within the Jewish custom. For within the fairy story, the place good and evil have interaction in a timeless wrestle, we have now a transparent reflection of the Jewish world view, the place religion in God can defeat the evil impulse.In Elijah’s Violin , Howard Schwartz affords a luxurious assortment of thirty-six Jewish fairy tales from just about each nook of the world. At as soon as otherworldy and earthy, pious and playful, these celebrated tales from Morocco and India, Spain and Eastern Europe, Babylon and Egypt, illustrate not solely their Jewish character but additionally their universality of themes. Invoking the biblical story of David and Goliath , we read as King David defeats the large by hovering above its spear in King David and the Giant . In the romantic story of The Princess within the Tower , a variant of Rapunzel , we watch because the cautious King Solomon acknowledges the self-importance in making an attempt to forestall Providence from going down. And we see the spiritual nature of the hunt for Elijah’s violin within the title story. The profitable completion of the king’s quest allows the violin’s imprisoned melodies, emblematic of the Jewish spirit, to be set free.Throughout this richly illustrated assortment, one can find the quests and riddles of the normal fairy story together with the divine intervention that characterizes the Jewish fairy story. Skillfully translated, these tales will captivate youngsters and adults alike by which romance and magic turn into enchantingly entwined with religion, obligation, and knowledge

 

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