FOLKLORE RESEARCH CENTER STUDIES

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES
FOLKLORE RESEARCH CENTER


VOLUME I

Edited by

DOV NOY & ISSACHAR BEN-AMI

JERUSALEM 1970

CONTENTS
NON-HEBREW SECTION
EDITORS' PREFACE

DAVID CORCOS: Reflexions sur l'onomastique judeo-nord africaine

HARVEY GOLDBERC: From Shaikh to Mazkir: Structural Continuity and Organizational Change in the Leadership of a Tripolitanian Jewish Community

H. JASON and O. SCHNITZLER: The Eberhard-Boratav Index of Turkish Folk Tales in the Light of the New Revision of Aarne-Thompsons' Types of the Folktale

OTTO SCHNITZLER: The Particularity of the Number Seven and the Origin of the Seven Days' Week

YEDIDA STILLMAN: The Evil Eye in Morocco

ARCHER TAYLOR: As Light as a Feather

English Summaries of the Hebrew Section

HEBREW SECTION
CHAIM RABIN: Foreword

EDITORS' PREFACE

Bibliography of the Published Writings of Y. Y. Rivlin

YEHUDA BURLA: The Gaon Chaim Hezekiah Midini (Recollection)

JOSHUA BLAU: The Meaning of Krh and Zrb in Spoken Arabic in Israel

DAN BEN-AMOS: Jewish Humour-The Concept from a New Viewpoint

ISSACHAR BEN AMI: One Thousand and One Jewish Proverbs from Morocco

OLGA MULKIEWICZ-GOLDERG: The Image of the Jew in Polish Folk Culture

ZEV VILNAY: The Land of Israel in the Koran

N. H. TUR-SINAI: The First Flower-Day in Jerusalem

ZIPORA KAGAN: About the Mythical Quality of Folk Tales among Ethnic Groups in Israel

E. R. MALACHI: Dibbukim in Beirut and Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century

EZRA Z. MELAMED: Biblical Cantillations among Biblical Commentators

DOV NOY: Family Confrontation and Conflict in Jewish Magic Folk Tales

DOV SADAN: Meah Shearim

MOSHE PIAMENTA: Birth Greetings in Arabic Dialects

MARTIN PLESSNER: New and Old Topics Relative to Left and Right

ZVI FRIEDHABER: The "instructor" of Folk Dance

CHAIM RABIN: Sitting and Jumping, Etymological-Semantic Speculation

YEHUDA RATZAHBI: Apocalypses and Reckoning of the End of Days among Yemenite Jewry

HAIM SCHWARZBAUM: The Short-Sightedness of the Angel of Death

JONATHAN SHUNARY: "And Warmeth them in Dust ' ABRAHAM STAHL.: The Change in the Folk Tale of Oriental Jewry Following their Immigration to Israel

AMNON SHILOAH: The Aliyah Songs in the Traditional Folk Literature of Israel

SHIMON TODOR: The Camel in Animal Proverbs

DOV NOY: The Study of Jewish Folklore in 1968. Selective Bibliography

PLATES
Two pages from the original manuscript (I. Ben-Ami)

Images of Jews in Polish Folklore (O. Mulkiewicz-Goldberg)



Back to the Periodicals page.


FOLKLORE RESEARCH CENTER STUDIES

VOLUME II

SHMUEL ZANVEL PIPE

YIDDISH FOLKSONGS FROM GALICIA

THE FOLKLORIZATION OF DAVID EDELSTADT'S SONG
"DER ARBETER"
letters

Edited by
DOV NOY & MEIR NOY

Jerusalem 1971.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
SHMUEL ZANVL PIPE (1907-1943)-THE COLLECTOR AND SCHOLAR
The scholar and his sources- Dov Sadan

The life history of my brother, in view of his letters-Gershon Givoni-Pipe

Commemorating a tailor-folklorist-Shelomo Bickel .

The "giver" and "taker"-Max Weinreich

Youth-reminiscences from Sanok-Berl Rabach .

Serious approach and self-education-Jacob Shatzky

Sh. Z. Pipe's way to Jewish folkloristics-Dov Noy

Descriptive bibliography of Sh. Z. Pipe's writings .

From the by-ways of Sanok to the roads of Israel-Ozer Paz-Pipe

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

YIDDISH FOLKSONGS FROM GALICIA, with melodies and annotation
Nos 1-25: Ballads and narrative songs
26-47: Love songs
48-57: Dance songs
58-68: Courting and wedding songs
69-73: Family songs
74-77: Lullabies
78-152: Children's rhymes
153-155: Conscripts' and soldiers' songs
156-159: Artisans' and workmen's songs
160164: Religious and national songs
167-177: Humorous and satirical songs
178-185: Songs for festivals and holidays
186-187: Miscellaneous songs
Notes to the texts and to the melodies
THE FOLKLORIZATION OF DAVID EDELSTADT'S SONG "DER ARBETER"
SH. Z. PIPE'S (ANNOTATED) LETTERS FROM THE YEARS l927-1941
INDEXES:

Songs-incipia and headings
Geographical index
Places of origin of the collected texts and melodies
Map of interbellum Galicia
Name index
Subject index

ENGLISH SECTION



Back to the Periodicals page.


FOLKLORE RESEARCH CENTER STUDIES

VOLUME III

Edited by
ISSACHAR BEN-AMI

JERUSALEM 1972

CONTENTS
NON-HEBREW SECTION
EDITOR'S PREFACE

ROBERT ATTAL: Index aux "Proverbes arabes de l'Algerie et du Maghreb" de M. Ben Cheneb

CLINTON BAYLEY: The Narrative Context of the Bedouin Qasidah-Poem

R. S. BOGGS: From what Areas of Vocabulary does the Folk Choose Group Names?

ERIK COHEN: The Baha'i Community of Acre

DAVID CORCOS: Quelques aspects de la societe juive dans le vieux Maroc-Les prenoms des Juifs marocains

NICOLAE DUNARE: Fromagers juifs dans les Carpathes Nordiques de la Roumanie (1860-1940)

HARVEY E. GOLDBERG: The Social Context of North-African Jewish Patronyms

ANNIE SEBBAN-KAHN: La cuisine dans un village arabe de Jerusalem-Est (Sur Baher)

HAIM SCHWARZBAUM: The Zoologically Tinged Stages of Man's Existence (AT 173 & 828)

GISELA SULITEANU: The Traditional System of Melopeic Prose of the Funeral Songs Recited by the Jewish Women of the Socialist Republic of Rumania

English Summaries of the Hebrew Section

HEBREW SECTION
ABRAHAM NOWERSZTERN: Letters from Eliakum Zunser

SIMA OSTER: Some Wedding-Greetings in Arabic among the Jews of Urfa and Aleppo

ISSACHAR BEN-AMI: Ma'ase Nisim. R.' Daniel Ashomer Ashkenazi

OLGA MULKIEWICZ GOLDBERG: Material Concerning Jews in Polish Ethnographical Literature

TAMAR ALEXANDER and YOSEF DAN: The Complete "Midrash Vayi-sa'u"

SHIM'ON HAYAT: Family Life as Reflected in the Proverbs of Baby-lonian Jews

YOSEF TOBI: Meribat ha'egel vehazoveah

YOM-TOV LEVINSKY: Night Prayers by the Dead

NOAM STILLMAN: The Story of Cain and Abel in Midrashic Thought

ZVI FRIEDHABER: Religious Dancing in Marriages Conducted as Meritorious Deeds

ZVI FRIEDHABER: The Jewish Dance During the Life Cycle of Men in Hebrew and Yiddish Literature

ABRAHAM STAHL: An Outline of the Development of Humour

ALEXANDER SHEIBER: Two Jewish Folk Customs

AMNON SHILOAH: Musical Activity in the "New Congregation" Synagogue of Ioannina at the Beginning of the Century

ALISA SHENHAR: On the Popularity of the Legend of Beruriah, Wife of Rabbi Meir

SHIMON TODER: The Lion in Proverbs



Back to the Periodicals page.


FOLKLORE RESEARCHES CENTER STUDIES

VOLUME IV

Studies in Marriage Customs

Edited by
ISSACHAR BEN-AMI & DOV NOY

JERUSALEM 1974

CONTENTS
NON-HEBREW SECTION
EDITORS' PREFACE

ISSACHAR BEN-AMI: Le mariage traditionnel chez les Juifs marocains

CLINTON BAILEY: Bedouin weddings in Sinai and the Negev

OLGA MULKIEWICZ-GOLDBERG: Changes in the Polish Village Wedding

ANNIE SEBBAN-KAHN: Le mariage arabo-musulman (Sur-Baher, Jerusalem-Est)

LAURENCE D.E. LOEB: The Jewish Wedding in Modern Shiraz

RAPHAEL PATAI: Jus Primae Noctis

FREDDY RAPHAEL: Le mariage Juif dans la campagne alsacienne dans la deuxieme moitie du XIXe siecle

HENRY ROSENFELD: Non-Hierarchical, Hierarchical and Masked Reciprocity in the Arab Village

HAIM SCHWARZBAUM: The Hero predestined to die on his Wedding Day (AT 934 B)

DONNA SHAI: Wedding Customs among Kurdish Jews in (Zakho) Kurdistan and in (Jerusalem) Israel

AMNON SHILOAH: A Group of Arabic Wedding Songs from the Village of Deyr Al-Asad

YEDIDA K. STILLMAN: The Wardrobe of a Jewish Bride in Medieval Egypt

English Summaries of the Hebrew Section

HEBREW SECTION
OFRA MEIR: The Wedding in Kings' Parables (in the Aggada)

MEIR NOY: The Cancelled Wedding Motif in Yiddish Folk-Song-A Bibliographical Survey

ZVI FRIEDHABER: "Mitzwah" Dancers at Jewish Weddings

YEHUDA RATZABY: Love Songs of the Women of Tzan'a

YONATAN SHUNARI: Giving and Charity to Marry a Bride and Groom (From the Letters of People from the Yishuv to Moses Montefiore)

ABRAHAM STAHL: Love as a Factor in the Choice of a Spouse (Historical, Literary and Folkloristic Sources)

ALIZA SHENHAR: Marriage between Man and Monster in the Folklate



Back to the Periodicals page.


FOLKLORE RESEARCH CENTER STUDIES

VOLUME V

Studies in the Cultural Life of the Jews in England

Edited by
DOV NOY & ISSACHAR BEN-AMI

JERUSALEM 1975

CONTENTS
ENGLISH SECTION
EDITOR'S PREFACE

FOREWORD

ISSACHAR BEN-AMI: Death, Burial and Mourning Customs among Sephardic Jews in London

BEATRICE J. BARWELL: Facets of Anglo-Jewish Education: Review and Evaluation

DAVID DIRINGER: Jewish Students in Fascist Italy and in War-Time Cambridge

JOSEPH FRAENKEL: The Zionist Press in Great Britain

SOLOMON GAON: The Contribution of the English Sephardim to Anglo-Jewry

LLOYD P. GARTNER: Cecil Roth, Historian of Anglo-Jewry

JEAN JOFFEN: Traces of the Book of Esther in the Works of Shakespeare

JOSEPH LEFTWICH: Jewish Folklore in Zangwill

RUTH P. LEHMANN: Herman Adler-A Bibliography of his Published Works

VIVIAN D. LIPMAN: The Anglo-Jewish Community in Victorian Society

RAPHAEL LOEWE: The Evolution of Jewish Student Feeding Arrangements in Oxford and Cambridge

BRIAN E. MAIDMENT: Joseph Jacobs and English Folklore in the 1890's

VENETIA NEWALL: The English Folklore Society under the Presidency of Haham Dr. Moses Gaster

MAURICE L. PERLZWEIG: Asher Perlzweig-A Cantor in Anglo- Jewry

LEONARD PRAGER: The Beginnings of Yiddish Fiction in England

W. VICTOR SEFTON: Growing up Jewish in London 1920-1950: A Perspective from 1973

ISAIAH SHACHAR: The Emergency of the Modern Pictorial Stereotype of "The Jews" in England

JOHN M. SHAFTESLEY: Culinary Aspects of Anglo-Jewry

English Summaries of Hebrew-Yiddish Section

HEBREW-YIDDISH SECTION
HAIM BEINART: The First London Jews

YITSHAK BAKON: Brenner's Connections with the Mission in London

JULIAN GOLD: Sh. J. Harendorf's "King of Lampedusa"-The Last Hit-Play of the Yiddish Theatre in England

MORRIS GOLDWASSER: Termini Technici in Y. M. Zalkind's Yiddish Translation of the Talmud

ZEV VILNAY: Eretz Israel in the Streets of London-World War I Memorials

JACOB MAITLIS: The YIVO Activities in London: Reminiscences from the 1930's

HAIM SCHWARZBAUM: Anglo-Jewish Contributions to Folklore Research

HONE SHMERUK: Three Yiddish Street-Songs from London

PLATES
Z. Vilnai, Eretz Israel in the Streets of London

L Ben-Ami, Death, Burial and Mourning Customs among Sephardic Jews in London

I. Shachar. The Emergency of the Modern Pictorial Stereotype of "The Jews" in England



Back to the Periodicals page.


FOLKLORE RESEARCH CENTER STUDIES

VOLUME VI

MAX GRUNWALD

Tales, Songs and Folkways of Sephardic Jews

TEXTS AND STUDIES

Edited by
DOY NOY

JERUSALEM 1982

CONTENTS
HEBREW SECTION
Preface-Abraham Harman

"Jerusalem of Custom"-Dov Noy

The Establishment of the First Jewish Folklore Society -Max Grunwald

Sephardic Folk-literature-Tales, Songs, Proverbs

Introduction to the Folktales-D. Noy
Sixty Consejas (Nos. 1-60)
Ten Juhados (Nos. 61-70)
Notes-D. Noy
The Spaniolic Songs in the Grunwald Collection-Batya Maoz
Nineteen Annotated Epic Songs-B. Maoz
Subject and Name Index of the Stories and Songs

Studies in Sephardic Folk-literature-M. Grunwald

Spaniolic Folktales (Consejas)
Spaniolic Romances
Wedding and Birth Songs
Complas de Purim
Sephardic Proverbs from Sarajevo on Friendship and Unity

Studies in Sephardic Folk-culture: Selected Papers-M. Grunwald

The Sephardic Rod
Sephardic Incantations and Amulets
"kol nidrei" and the Spanish Jews
The Child in Sephardic Folklore
The Cultural Heritage of the Spanish Jews
Bibliography and Abbreviations

ENGLISH SECTION
Preface-Abraham Harman

Dr. Max Grunwald: The Founder of Jewish Folkloristics-D. Noy

The Corpus-Stories and Songs

The Consejas and the Juhados
Summaries
Type-Index
List of Abbreviations

The Songs
Summaries



Back to the Periodicals page.


FOLKLORE RESEARCH CENTER STUDIES

VOLUME .VII

Studies in Aggadah and Jewish Folklore

Edited by
ISSACHAR BEN-AMI & JOSEPH DAN

JERUSALEM 1983

CONTENTS
EDITOR'S PREFACE

DAN BEN AMOS: The Idea of Folklore: An Essay

ROGER D. ABRAHAMS: Open and Closed forms in Moral Tales

ALAN DUNDES: Couvade in Genesis

HAIM SCHWARZBAUM: International Folklore Motifs in Joseph Ibn Zabara's "Sepher Sha'shu'im"

OLGA GOLDBERG-MULKIEWICZ: The Stereotype of the Jew in Polish Folklore

YEDIDA K. STILLMAN: The Middle Eastern Amulet as Folk Art

ALEXANDER SCHEIBER: Alte Geschichten in neuem Gewande English Summary of the Hebrew Section

Hebrew Section
EDITOR'S PREFACE

EDNA HECHAL: Bibliography of Dov Noy's Writings in Folkloristics and Talmudic-Midrashic Literature

YAIR ZAKOVITCH: The "Eyn Haqore" Story in Judges 15:18-19

JONAH FRENKEL: The Structures of Talmudic Legends

JACOB ELBAUM: R. Eleazar Hamodai and R. Joshua on the Amalek Pericope

OFRAH MEIR: The She-Ass of R. Pinhas ben Yair

AVIGDOR SHINAN: Folk Elements in the Pseudo-Jonathan Targum to the Pentateuch

YEHUDA NINI: The Letter of Protection for Jews, Attributed to the Prophet Muhammad

TAMAR ALEXANDER: The Formation of Hasidic-Ashkenazic Stories: The Folktale in its Theological Context

ELI YASSIF: Medieval Hebrew Tales on the Mutual Hatred of Animals and Their Methodological Implication

ALIZA SHENHAR: The Jewish Versions of AT 706 ("the maiden without hands")

JOSEPH DAN: The Concept of Evil and Demonology in Ben Israel's Nishmat Hayyim

DOV SADAN: Zalman at the Gentile Wedding

SHMUEL WERSES: Folksongs in the Writings of Mendele Mokher Sefarim

ABRAM HOLTZ: Reb Yudel Hasid Sets Out on His Journey

YONA SABAR: A Commentary on the Haftarah of the Eighth Day of Passover in the Neo-Aramaic of the Jews of Kurdistan

ELIEZER MARCUS: The Oicotype of "the desecrator's punishment" (AT*771 )

GALlT HASAN-ROKEM: The Proverb as a Key to Plot Complexity

ISSACHAR BEN-AMI: Scrolls of the Law (Sifre Torah) as Miracle Workers

MEIR NOY: The "great bear" in Hebrew Songs

YEHUDA RATZABY: From the Folklore Treasures of Oriental Jews


Back to the Periodicals page.


back to the main page