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TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 1. INTRODUCTION I. Summoning the Patriarchs II. Four Types of Jewish Tales III. The Jewish Mythical Imagination IV. What Makes a Jewish Folktale Jewish? V. The Stories of Reb Nachman 2. Stories I FAIRY TALES An Apple from the Tree of Life Elijah¿s Violin The Witches of Ashkelon The Bird of Happiness The Golden Mountain The Princess in the Tower King Solomon and Ashmodai The Beggar King The Wonder Child The Princess and the Slave The Golden Tree The Mute Princess The Enchanted Journey The Magic Mirror of Rabbi Adam The King¿s Dream The Exiled Princess The Wonderful Healing Leaves The City of Luz The Boy Israel and the Witch The Lost Princess The Prince and the Slave The Prince Who Was Made of Precious Gems The Water Palace The Pirate Princess A Garment for the Moon II FOLKTALES Leaves from the Garden of Eden A Palace of Bird Beaks The Maiden in the Tree The Sabbath Lion Katanya The Wooden Sword The Water Witch Drawing the Wind A Flock of Angels Milk and Honey The Goat Whose Horns Reached to Heaven The Golden Bird The Twelve Golden Calves The Sword of Moses The Groom Who Was Destined to Die on His Wedding Day The Three Tasks of Elijah The Staff of Elijah Miriam¿s Tambourine The Cave of King David The Magic Wine Cup The Hair in the Milk The Cave of Mattathias The Prince Who Thought He was a Rooster The Treasure The Souls of Trees III SUPERNATURAL TALES The Finger The Queen of Sheba The Bride of Demons Helen of Troy The Homunculus of Maimonides The Beast The Haunted Violin The Knife The Charm in the Dress Lilith¿s Cave The Cellar The Dead Fiancée The Demon Princess The Speaking Head The Other Side Yona and the River Demon The Dybbuk in the Well The Golem The Werewolf A Combat in Magic The Perfect Saint The Bridegroom who Vanished The Lost Melody The Demon of the Waters The Underwater Palace IV MYSTICAL TALES The Cottage of Candles The Cave of Shimon bar Yohai A Kiss from the Master The Angel of Forgetfulness A Vision at the Wailing Wall Gathering Sparks The Tzaddik of the Forest The Angel of the Mishnah Gabriel¿s Palace Rabbi Naftali¿s Trance The Spirit of Hagigah The Ladder of Prayers The Tree of Life The Enchanted Island Lighting a Fire The Tefillin of the Or Hayim The Angel of Friendship The Underground Forest Reb Nachman¿s Chair The Soul of the Ari The Blind Angel A New Soul The Tale of the Kugel The Ocean of Tears The Dream Assembly 3. SOURCES AND COMMENTARIES APPENDICES A Note on the Sources Appendix A¿Sources of the Stories Appendix B¿Story Cycles Appendix C¿Countries of Origin Appendix D¿Specialized Tale Types GLOSSARY BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ORIGINAL SOURCES SELECTED ENGLISH BIBLIOGRAPHY GENERAL INDEX
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Jews -- Folklore.