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Yiddish Folktales

Yiddish Folktales by Beatrice Weinreich

A collection of nonsense tales, parables, fairy tales, tales about crafty tricksters and plain old fools, and legends -- particularly legends. A wide variety.

I was particularly interested in the fairy tales. There's a Kind and Unkind Girls variety that plays out normally; a Love Like Salt tale where Sorele finds herself at a rabbi's house, not a royal court; an East of the Sun, West of the Moon variant where it's the son who sets out to find his father, not the bride her bridegroom; a Master and Pupil where he marries the sorcerer's daughter, and a number more.
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