Modern Midrash: The Retelling of Traditional Jewish Narratives by Twentieth-Century Hebrew Writers

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SUNY Press, 1987 - History - 220 pages
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This book explores a central phenomenon in the development of modern Jewish literature: the retelling of tradtional Jewish narratives by twentieth-century writers. It shows how and toward what ends Biblical stories, legends, and Hasidic tales have been used in shaping modern Hebrew literature.

  

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Contents

NeoHasidic Tales Micha Yosei Berdyczewski and Y L Peretz
17
The Creative Restoration of Legends Chaim Nachman Bialik
45
Biblical Tales of the Wilderness David Frischmann
63
Biblical Archetypes and the Modern Jewish Experience
89
The Life and Death of King Saul Shaul Tchernichowsky
91
Men and Women in the Bible Yocheved BatMiriam
113
The Holocaust Survivor and the Bible Amir Gilboa Abba Kovner and Dan Pagis
131
Uses and Abuses of Power in Ancient and Modern Israel Nissim Aloni Moshe Shamir and Amos Oz
153
Traditional Heroes for Modern Times
183
Notes
189
Selected Bibliography
207
Index
215
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About the author (1987)

David C. Jacobson is Assistant Professor of Hebrew at the University of Pennsylvania.

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