Jewish Folklore: Humanistic Values and Pluralistic Venues

By Eli Yassif

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), May 2006

The author asserts that folklore is the most pluralistic avenue of human creativity, providing an opportunity of expression to each and every member of society. Its elements - myth, tale, proverb, riddle, ballad, lullaby, dance, costume - provides members of the community with a means of expression their hopes, needs, tensions, fears and wishes. By presenting the essential, continuous development of Jewish folklore to young adults we also emphasize the unity of Jewish peoplehood.

Topic: Peoplehood, Young Adults, Artistic Expression, Culture, Pluralism, Unity

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.36/no.631

Page Number(s): 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Yassif, Eli. Jewish Folklore: Humanistic Values and Pluralistic Venues. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). May 2006: 2-3.


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