by Feldman, Arthur M.; Arcia Reines Josephy; David Weinstein
Chicago: Spertus College of Judaica Press, 1975. First edition. Softcover. g to vg. Quarto. Unpaginated. Original illustrated black wraps with white lettering on cover. Catalog of the exhibition "Magic and Superstition in the Jewish Tradition," directed and organized by Marcia Reines Josephy at the Spertus College of Judaica. Introduction by Arthur M. Feldman. "All too frequently forced by persecution and discrimination to flee from one country or continent to another, the Jewish people adapted and absorbed the customs and practices of their many neighbors into the base of Jewish custom and law... Frequently the original function has been lost, forgotten or hidden. However, use of folk tale, myth, legend and the archaeological records of our own and other civilizations has provided guidelines in our quest to understand the magical and folk practices of the Jewish people." (Author) Illustrated with a number of b/w reproductions of the 222 artifacts exhibited and documented in this catalog. The catalog entries are detailed with frequent written excursions into Jewish mythology. Contains glossary at front and bibliography at rear. Wraps with light wear along edges and light staining of back cover. "Text by Marcia Reines-Josephy" in handwriting on title page. Wraps in overall good, interior in very good condition. (Inventory #: 41403)
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