Great Tales of Jewish Fantasy and the Occult: The Dybbuk and Thirty Other Classic Stories

Finally back in print, a classic collection of the best works of Jewish occult and fantasy. In these 31 stories, award-winning translator Joachim Neugroschel brings together a dazzling variety of writers and the most outstanding works of Jewish imagination and folklore ranging from the bizarre and visionary to glittering allegory and homespun realism.

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  1. For anyone who loves Tanith Lee or the Brothers Grimm The stars of this compilation include the anonymous writers of a 14th century classic, Ansky (of Dybbuk fame), Rabbi Nachman of Bretslav and The Neder(sic). THere are even two representatives of the Haskala or Enlightenment (who were vicious towards observant Judaism in general and Chasidic Judiasm in particular, but still used the symbolism) 

  2. Classic Jewish writings on the the supernatural and metaphysical This is an extraordinary set of tales for all who love works of fantasy and fairy tales as well as those interested in Jewish folklore and tradition. 

  3. Really good and thought-provoking stories Originally published as The Great Works of Jewish Fantasy and Occult in 1976, this 1991 edition contains stories by some of Judaism’s greatest writers, including Y. L. Peretz (four tales), Mendele Mocher Seforim (two), and the famous somewhat mysterious, some argue “mad,” Rabbi Nachman of Braslav (five), and others, for a total of thirty-one stories. The tales vary in length from two to one hundred and eighteen pages. There are humorous, fantastic, mysterious, mystical, cabbalistic, skeptic,…

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