Author: Micah Joseph Berdichevsky
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"[Bin Gorion's] crowning achievement was Mimekor Yisrael, a multilayered compendium of post-biblical Jewish lore and demonology." —Commentary "One of the most extraordinary publishing events in my memory—a huge source of discoveries of the quintessential Jewish experience." —Nat Hentoff "This is a most important collection, actually unique in its field. I recommend it to all good readers." —Isaac Bashevis Singer "It is wonderful to have this treasure trove of Jewish Folktales finally available in English." —Bruno Bettelheim "Indispensable to anyone wishing to learn and explore the beauty of ancient Jewish legends." —Elie Wiesel For this new edition, Dan Ben-Amos has added commentary, historical identification of personalities and events, extensive headnotes, and a survey of relevant editions and sources. A truly monumental work.