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By Howard Schwartz,Caren Loebel-Fried,Elliot K. Ginsburg

the 1st anthology of Jewish mythology in English, Tree of Souls finds a legendary culture as wealthy and as attention-grabbing as any on the planet. Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, the kabbalistic literature, medieval folklore, Hasidic texts, and oral lore accumulated within the glossy period, Schwartz has accumulated jointly approximately seven-hundred of the foremost Jewish myths. The myths themselves are fabulous. We learn of Adams diamond and the Land of Eretz (where it really is continuously dark), the autumn of Lucifer and the quarrel of the sunlight and the moon, the Treasury of Souls and the Divine Chariot. we find new stories in regards to the nice figures of the Hebrew Bible, from Adam to Moses; tales approximately God's Bride, the Shekhinah, and the evil temptress, Lilith; plus many stories approximately angels and demons, spirits and vampires, substantial beasts and the Golem. both vital, Schwartz offers a wealth of extra details. for every fable, he contains vast observation, revealing the resource of the parable and explaining the way it pertains to different Jewish myths in addition to to international literature (for example, evaluating Eves free up of evil into the realm with Pandoras). For ease of use, Schwartz divides the amount into ten books, Myths of God, Myths of construction, Myths of Heaven, Myths of Hell, Myths of the Holy be aware, Myths of the Holy Time, Myths of the Holy humans, Myths of the Holy Land, Myths of Exile, and Myths of the Messiah.

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