Jewish folklore
Jewish folklore are legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales, stories, tall tales, and customs that are the traditions of Judaism. Folktales are characterized by the...
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Biblical flood
The Genesis flood narrative makes up chapters 6–9 in the Book of Genesis, in the Bible. The narrative, one of many flood myths found in human cultures, indicates that God intended to return the Earth ...
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Deluge (mythology)
A flood myth or deluge myth is a narrative in which a great flood, usually sent by a deity or deities, destroys civilization, often in an act of divine retribution. Parallels are often drawn between t...
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Micha Josef Berdyczewski
Micha Josef Berdyczewski (Hebrew מיכה יוסף ברדיצ'בסקי), or Mikhah Yosef Bin-Gorion (August 7, 1865 – November 18, 1921) (surname also written Berdichevsky), was a Ukrainian-born writer of Hebrew, a jo...
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Queen of Sheba
The Queen of Sheba is a queen regnant who appears in the Bible. The tale of her visit to King Solomon has undergone extensive Jewish, Arabian and Ethiopian elaborations, and has become the subject of ...
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Antediluvian
The antediluvian (or pre-diluvian) period—meaning "before the deluge"—is the period referred to in the Bible between the Fall of man and the Deluge (flood) in the biblical cosmology. The narrative tak...
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Midrash Iyyob
Midrash Iyyob (Hebrew: מדרש איוב) or Midrash to Job is an aggadic midrash that is no longer extant.Extracts with express reference to the source Midrash Iyyob are found to Job i. 14 (in the Yalḳuṭ Mak...
Smaller Midrashim
A number of midrashim exist which are smaller in size, and generally later in date, than those dealt with in the articles Midrash Haggadah and Midrash Halakah.Despite their late date, some of these wo...
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Golem
In Jewish folklore, a golem (/ˈɡoʊləm/ GOH-ləm; Hebrew: גולם‎) is an animated anthropomorphic being, magically created entirely from inanimate matter. The word was used to mean an amorphous, unf...
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List of names for the biblical nameless
This list provides names given in Jewish, Islamic or Christian tradition for people who are unnamed in the Bible.
The book of Jubilees provides names for a host of unnamed biblical characters, inc...
List of names for the biblical nameless - Wikipedia
Shmuel-Bukh
The Shmuel-Bukh is a midrashic verse epic written in Yiddish. Composed no later than the second half of the 15th century and widely circulated in manuscript, it was first printed in Augsburg in 1544. ...
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Midrash HaGadol
Midrash HaGadol or The Great Midrash (Hebrew: מדרש הגדול) is an anonymous late (14th century) compilation of aggadic midrashim on the Pentateuch taken from the two Talmuds and earlier Midrashim. In a...
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Dybbuk
In Jewish mythology, a dybbuk (Yiddish: דיבוק, from Hebrew word meaning adhere or cling) is a malicious possessing spirit believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person. It supposedly leaves ...
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Pardes (legend)
Pardes (Hebrew: פרדס orchard) is the subject of a Jewish aggadah ("legend") about four rabbis of the Mishnaic period (1st century CE) who visited the Orchard (that is, Paradise):
The Hebrew word p...
Ada Svetlova
Ada Svetlova – Latvian singer, mezzo-soprano, and performer of classical and ethnic repertoire.
Born in 1939 in Kharkiv, Ukraine (former USSR). She graduated from the Conservatory of Chişinău, Mo...
Witch of Endor
The Witch of Endor, Hebrew, בעלת האוב מעין דור, sometimes called the Medium of Endor, was a medium who apparently summoned the prophet Samuel's spirit, at the demand of King Saul of the Kingdom of Is...
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Eliakum Zunser
Eliakum Zunser (Eliakim Badchen, Elikum Tsunzer) (October 28, 1836 – September 22, 1913), was a Lithuanian Jewish Yiddish-language poet, songwriter, and badchen who lived out the last part of his life...
Three hares
The three hares is a circular motif appearing in sacred sites from the Middle and Far East to the churches of southwest England (as the "Tinners' Rabbits"), and historical synagogues in Europe. It is ...
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Max Goldin
Max Goldin (Latvian language: Maksis Goldins) (born August 10, 1917, Riga, Russian Empire – died January 21, 2009, Riga, Latvia) – a Latvian Jewish musician, known for his studies and compositions in ...
Midrash Tehillim
Midrash Tehillim (Hebrew: מדרש תהלים) or Midrash to Psalms is a haggadic midrash known since the 11th century, when it was quoted by Nathan of Rome in his Aruk (s.v. סחר), by R. Isaac ben Judah ibn Gh...
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S. Ansky
Shloyme Zanvl Rappoport (1863, Chashniki –November 8, 1920, Otwock), known by his pseudonym S. Ansky (or An-sky), was a Russian Jewish author, playwright, researcher of Jewish folklore, polemici...
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Aggadah
Aggadah (Aramaic אַגָּדָה: "tales, lore"; pl. aggadot or (Ashkenazi) aggados; also known as aggad or aggadh) refers to the homiletic and non-legalistic exegetical texts in the classical rabbinic liter...
Folklore in the Old Testament Studies in Comparative Religion Legend and Law
Folklore in the Old Testament: Studies in Comparative Religion, Legend, and Law written in 1918 by Sir James Frazer, compares episodes in the Old Testament with similar stories from other cultures in ...
Palestine Institute of Folklore and Ethnology
The Palestine Institute of Folklore and Ethnology was formed by Raphael Patai in Jerusalem in 1944. The Institute produced a journal series, Edoth (Hebrew: "Communities"), of which only three volumes ...
Dan Ben-Amos
Dan Ben-Amos (born September 3, 1934) is a folklorist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, where he holds the Graduate Program Chair for the Department of Folklore and Folkli...