“An indispensible tool for accessing the accumulated wit and wisdom of Jewish folklore….This second edition…is wider and broader and deeper and richer than ever.” Michal Hoschander Malen

One couldn’t ask for a sweeter review of the new edition of The Jewish Story Finder than this one from Jewish Book World Fall 2013:  http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/the-jewish-story-finder-a-guide-to-668-tales-listing-subjects-and-sources

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New review for The Jewish Story Finder, 2nd ed.!

From CHOICE, January 2013

Jewish folktales scholar Peninnah Schram writes in her introduction, Within the Jewish oral tradition are all the various genres of folktales that appear in world folklore:  fairytales, mystical tales, supernatural tales, allegories, religious tales, Hasidic tales, trickster and “fool of the world’ tales, parables, fables, myths, and more. This oral tradition is central to the reinforcement and transmission of Jewish values.  But these individual gems of wisdom and entertainment often are difficult to locate.  In this expanded second edition. librarian and author Elswit creates an effective tool to help educators, storytellers, clerics, and general readers find these tales in modern, English-language sources…user friendly and entertaining….

Recommended. Academic, parochial, and public libraries; lower-level undergraduates and above, and general readers —D. Mizrachi, University of California, Los Angeles.

The Jewish Story Finder: A Guide to 668 Tales Listing Subjects and Sources