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The Book of Ruth

This coming week sees the start of Shavout on the Jewish Calendar and it is the tradition to read the book of Ruth. It is one of the shortest books in the bible. It is read for several reasons including … Continue reading

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The Golem of Worms

This is a Jewish folk tale dating to the 16th century. In a time of great trouble for the Jews a supernatural being is created to protect them.

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The Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg

This collection of legends was published in 1909 and is available in English translation at www.gutenberg.org. The footnotes aren’t part of the Gutenberg file and the text requires lots of them. Midrash is a term used to describe a story … Continue reading

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