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Gabriel's palace : Jewish mystical tales

Author: Howard Schwartz
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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Over 150 tales from the Talmud, the Zohar, Jewish folktales, and Hasidic lore.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
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Schwartz, Howard, 1945-
Gabriel's palace.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)607739223
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Schwartz
ISBN: 0195062922 9780195062922 0195093887 9780195093889
OCLC Number: 26397263
Notes: The Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Description: xiii, 414 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Rabbinic Tales. 1. The Golden Dove. 2. An Appointment with Death. 3. Isaac's Ascent. 4. The Magic Flock. 5. The Ascent of Moses. 6. The Chronicle of Serah bat Asher. 7. Mysteries of the Chariot. 8. The Four Who Entered Paradise. 9. Rabbi Ishmael's Ascent. 10. The Waters of the Abyss. 11. The Vision of the High Priest. 12. The Keys of the Temple. 13. The Spirit of Idolatry. 14. The Angel of Conception. 15. The Golden Table. 16. The Tzohar. 17. The Gates of Eden. 18. The Law Is Not in Heaven. 19. The Voice in the Attic. 20. Forcing the End --
II. Kabbalistic Tales. The Circle of Shimon bar Yohai. 21. The Cave of Shimon bar Yohai. 22. The Decree. 23. The Curtain of Fire. 24. A Saint from the Other World. 25. The Golden Scepter. 26. The Book of Adam. 27. Rabbi Gadiel the Child. 28. The Celestial Academy. 29. The Book of Flying Letters. 30. Candles in the Synagogue. 31. A Kiss from the Master. The Circle of the Ari. 32. The Pillar of Cloud. 33. The Angel of Forgetfulness. 34. The Dancing of the Ari. 35. The Blessing of the Kohanim. 36. The Journey to Jerusalem. 37. The Precious Prayer. 38. A Vision at the Wailing Wall. 39. Reading the Lips of the Ari. 40. The Speaking Flame. 41. Greeting the Sabbath Queen. 42. Gathering Sparks. 43. Delivering a Message. 44. A Stone in the Wall. 45. The Widow of Safed. 46. The Body of Moses. 47. A Visit to the City of the Dead. 48. The Angel in the Mirror. 49. The Handwriting of the Messiah. Other Kabbalistic Tales. 50. The Palace of Vanities. 51. The Chains of the Messiah. 52. The Tzaddik of the Forest. 53. The Angel of the Mishnah. 54. A New Lease on Life. 55. Redemption of the Lost Souls. 56. Repairing Souls. 57. The Tefillin of the Or Hayim --
III. Mystical Folktales. 58. Gabriel's Palace. 59. The Cottage of Candles. 60. Rabbi Shimon's Escape. 61. The Boy Who Blew the Shofar. 62. The Enchanted Inn. 63. Leaves from the Garden of Eden. 64. The Tenth Man. 65. The Ram Whose Horns Reached to Heaven. 66. The Cave of King David. 67. The Shining Robe. 68. The Evil Angel. 69. The Young Man without a Soul. 70. Asenath's Dove. 71. The Tale of the Kiddush Cup. 72. The Miracle in the Sukkah. 73. Rabbi Naftali's Trance. 74. Interpreting the Zohar. 75. The Secrets of Kabbalah. 76. The Flying Letters. 77. The Curse. 78. The Miracle of the Ring. 79. The Angel's Daughter. 80. The Bridegroom and the Angel of Death. 81. The Cave to the Holy Land. 82. The Cave of Temptations. 83. The Hollow of the Sling. 84. How Rabbi Judah the Pious Became a Great Scholar. 85. The Words in the Sand. 86. The Count Who Wanted to Study Kabbalah. 87. The Dream Question of the Maharal. 88. The Ruin. 89. The Voice in the Tree. 90. A Vision in the Cemetery. 91. The Spirit of Hagigah --
IV. Hasidic Tales. The Circle of the Baal Shem Tov. 92. The Book in the Cave. 93. The Prince of Fire. 94. The Angel's Sword. 95. The Ladder of Prayers. 96. The Tree of Life. 97. A Crown of Shoes. 98. The Flaming Tree. 99. A Visitor from the Other World. 100. The Master Key. 101. The Enchanted Island. 102. The Circle of Fire. 103. The Tale of the Frog. 104. The Field of Souls. 105. Unlocking the Gates of Heaven. 106. The Healing Spring. 107. Lighting a Fire. The Circle of Reb Pinhas of Koretz. 108. Opening a Verse. 109. The Angel of the Zohar. 110. The Angel of Friendship. 111. The Underground Forest. 112. Reb Pinhas and the Angel of Death. The Circle of Reb Elimelech of Lizensk. 113. The Woman in the Forest. 114. A Bowl of Soup. 115. The Wine of Paradise. 116. The Young Magician. 117. Reb Shmelke's Whip. 118. Three Stars. 119. The Shadow on the Wall. 120. The Garden of the Torah. The Circle of Reb Nachman of Bratslav. 121. A Vision of Light. 122. The Scribe. 123. The Sabbath Fish. 124. The Sword of the Messiah. 125. The Souls of Trees. 126. Divining from the Zohar. 127. The Angel of Losses. 128. The Book That Was Burned. 129. A Letter from the Beyond. 130. Reb Nachman's Chair. 131. Reb Nachman's Tomb. 132. The Soul of Reb Nachman. Other Hasidic Masters. 133. A Vision of the Bride. 134. The Flaming Letters. 135. The Saba Kadisha in the Upper World. 136. The Wandering Well. 137. The Sabbath Guests. 138. From the Beyond. 139. The Prayer Leader. 140. The Pact. 141. The Clock of the Seer of Lublin. 142. The Soul of the Ari. 143. The Blind Angel. 144. The Cave of Mattathias. 145. A New Soul. 146. A Vision. 147. The Tale of the Etrog. 148. A Wandering Soul. 149. Trying to Pray. 150. The Tale of the Kugel --
V. Sources and Commentary.
Responsibility: selected and retold by Howard Schwartz.
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