JWSH 572. Jewish Folklore. 3 Hours H.

Jewish folklore is extraordinarily rich and varied. From folktales to riddles, from legends about the exalted rabbis to irreverent jokes, folklore is central to the Jewish way of life. This course traces the extent to which oral elements appear in traditional Jewish literary texts such as the Bible; read and discuss folktales, and examine minor genres such as proverbs, riddles and jokes. Topics include the supernatural beings of Jewish folklore dybbuks, seductive female demons, and golems. Students acquire theoretical tools with which to analyze folklore (Jewish or otherwise), read stories, watch movies, and collect samples of folklore from informants. LEC.

Minor in Jewish Studies


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Minor in Slavic Languages and Literatures


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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


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Minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


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