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The Jewish Spirit: A Celebration in Stories & Art [Hardcover]

By Ellen Frankel (Editor) & Ellen Frankel (Adapted by)
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Seventy-five stories from the Hebrew Bible are lovingly illustrated with images from illuminated manuscripts, ancient artifacts, synagogue mosaics, and Renaissance painters.

Publishers Description
A gloriously illustrated anthology of Jewish stories featuring some of the most beloved writers and artists of all time. Selections range from traditional Midrash, Hasidic tales, and Sephardic folklore to ancient and modern stories from the Middle East, Africa, India, Eastern Europe, and North America. Illustrating this vast and remarkable anthology is a dazzling array of art relating to the Jewish experience. Over 120 full-color illus.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Jewish Spirit: A Celebration in Stories & Art by Ellen Frankel has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Library Journal - 11/01/1997 page 106
  • Booklist - 11/15/1997 page 525

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.2" Width: 9.3" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   3.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 28, 1997
Publisher   Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Age  13-22
ISBN  1556706235  
ISBN13  9781556706233  

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More About Ellen Frankel

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ellen Frankel is an acclaimed storyteller and writer, popular lecturer and accomplished scholar. She is the author of many books, including "The Classic Tales: Four Thousand Years of Jewish Lore".

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Jewish > General
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > Anthologies
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Folklore & Mythology
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Special Groups > Ethnic Studies
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Judaism > General

Reviews - What do customers think about The Jewish Spirit: A Celebration in Stories & Art?

Beautiful Book~Inspiring stories for Jew and Gentile Alike.  Jun 2, 2008
This is a beautiful book and the stories are very unique and inspiring. Being Gentile they are new sotries to me but I am sure to those of the Jewish faith a treasury of long know and loved stories. The illustration are fantastic and I cannot say enough about having this book in my home. Not a book you sit and read strait thru but savor over tiem.

A must have for a wel rounded library.
Gift for a friend.  Feb 27, 2008
I ordered this book here, because it was sold out at another shop when I went to pick it up. It will be a Hannukah gift.

I don't know all that much about Judaism, as I'm not Jewish. But it looks to be a very good story and should make my friend smile, and perhaps learn something he maybe didn't know.

Alot of times, I am very pleased with this site. They often have products that are discontinued or unavailable elsewhere. It's a great alternative to sitting there, hoping something comes back on a shelf.

Great work!
Table-book pleasure  Feb 7, 2005
This is a very pleasant and well- done work. The combination of art work and literary selections provides interest and entertainment. This is not however a scholarly work, and does not explore any of its themes in real depth. It is the kind of book which can be dipped in, and tasted usually with delight. Of the various table- book anthologies on Jewish culture that have appeared in the past ten years or so, this is certainly one of the best.
The Jewish Spirit  Apr 5, 2004
This book is an amazing work. I can read it again and again for hours!
If you are interested in folktales, this book is for you.
If you are interested in art, this book is for you.
If you are interested in great literature, this book is for you.
A Wuonderful Book!  Oct 28, 1998
A great book with beatuful art and incredable stories. From folk tales to modren setings, this book has lots of stories to warm your heart. I loved it and highly recommand it.

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