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Gabriel's palace : Jewish mystical tales

Author: Howard Schwartz; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over 150 tales from the Talmud, the Zohar, Jewish folktales, and Hasidic lore.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Folklore
Legends
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schwartz, Howard, 1945-
Gabriel's palace.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)607739223
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Schwartz; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0195062922 9780195062922 0195093887 9780195093889
OCLC Number: 26397263
Description: xiii, 414 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction (starting p. 3) --
I Rabbinic Tales --
1 The Golden Dove (starting p. 41) --
2 An Appointment with Death (starting p. 42) --
3 Isaac's Ascent (starting p. 43) --
4 The Magic Flock (starting p. 44) --
5 The Ascent of Moses (starting p. 45) --
6 The Chronicle of Serah bat Asher (starting p. 47) --
7 Mysteries of the Chariot (starting p. 50) --
8 The Four Who Entered Paradise (starting p. 51) --
9 Rabbi Ishmael's Ascent (starting p. 52) --
10 The Waters of the Abyss (starting p. 54) --
11 The Vision of the High Priest (starting p. 55) --
12 The Keys of the Temple (starting p. 56) --
13 The Spirit of Idolatry (starting p. 56) --
14 The Angel of Conception (starting p. 57) --
15 The Golden Table (starting p. 58) --
16 The Tzohar (starting p. 59) --
17 The Gates of Eden (starting p. 62) --
18 The Law Is Not in Heaven (starting p. 63) --
19 The Voice in the Attic (starting p. 64) --
20 Forcing the End (starting p. 65) --
II Kabbalistic Tales --
The Circle of Shimon bar Yohai --
21 The Cave of Shimon bar Yohai (starting p. 69) --
22 The Decree (starting p. 70) --
23 The Curtain of Fire (starting p. 71) --
24 A Saint from the Other World (starting p. 72) --
25 The Golden Scepter (starting p. 73) --
26 The Book of Adam (starting p. 74) --
27 Rabbi Gadiel the Child (starting p. 75) --
28 The Celestial Academy (starting p. 76) --
29 The Book of Flying Letters (starting p. 77) --
30 Candles in the Synagogue (starting p. 78) --
31 A Kiss from the Master (starting p. 79) --
The Circle of the Ari --
32 The Pillar of Cloud (starting p. 80) --
33 The Angel of Forgetfulness (starting p. 81) --
34 The Dancing of the Ari (starting p. 83) --
35 The Blessing of the Kohanim (starting p. 84) --
36 The Journey to Jerusalem (starting p. 86) --
37 The Precious Prayer (starting p. 86) --
38 A Vision at the Wailing Wall (starting p. 87) --
39 Reading the Lips of the Ari (starting p. 89) --
40 The Speaking Flame (starting p. 90) --
41 Greeting the Sabbath Queen (starting p. 93) --
42 Gathering Sparks (starting p. 94) --
43 Delivering a Message (starting p. 95) --
44 A Stone in the Wall (starting p. 97) --
45 The Widow of Safed (starting p. 98) --
46 The Body of Moses (starting p. 100) --
47 A Visit to the City of the Dead (starting p. 101) --
48 The Angel in the Mirror (starting p. 102) --
49 The Handwriting of the Messiah (starting p. 103) --
Other Kabbalistic Tales --
50 The Palace of Vanities (starting p. 104) --
51 The Chains of the Messiah (starting p. 106) --
52 The Tzaddik of the Forest (starting p. 109) --
53 The Angel of the Mishnah (starting p. 112) --
54 A New Lease on Life (starting p. 114) --
55 Redemption of the Lost Souls (starting p. 115) --
56 Repairing Souls (starting p. 116) --
57 The Tefillin of the Or Hayim (starting p. 117) --
III Mystical Folktales --
58 Gabriel's Palace (starting p. 121) --
59 The Cottage of Candles (starting p. 124) --
60 Rabbi Shimon's Escape (starting p. 126) --
61 The Boy Who Blew the Shofar (starting p. 127) --
62 The Enchanted Inn (starting p. 130) --
63 Leaves from the Garden of Eden (starting p. 134) --
64 The Tenth Man (starting p. 135) --
65 The Ram Whose Horns Reached to Heaven (starting p. 137) --
66 The Cave of King David (starting p. 139) --
67 The Shining Robe (starting p. 141) --
68 The Evil Angel (starting p. 143) --
69 The Young Man without a Soul (starting p. 145) --
70 Asenath's Dove (starting p. 148) --
71 The Tale of the Kiddush Cup (starting p. 149) --
72 The Miracle in the Sukkah (starting p. 151) --
73 Rabbi Naftali's Trance (starting p. 152) --
74 Interpreting the Zohar (starting p. 154) --
75 The Secrets of Kabbalah (starting p. 155) --
76 The Flying Letters (starting p. 156) --
77 The Curse (starting p. 157) --
78 The Miracle of the Ring (starting p. 158) --
79 The Angel's Daughter (starting p. 160) --
80 The Bridegroom and the Angel of Death (starting p. 162) --
81 The Cave to the Holy Land (starting p. 164) --
82 The Cave of Temptations (starting p. 166) --
83 The Hollow of the Sling (starting p. 168) --
84 How Rabbi Judah the Pious Became a Great Scholar (starting p. 170) --
85 The Words in the Sand (starting p. 171) --
86 The Count Who Wanted to Study Kabbalah (starting p. 172) --
87 The Dream Question of the Maharal (starting p. 174) --
88 The Ruin (starting p. 175) --
89 The Voice in the Tree (starting p. 177) --
90 A Vision in the Cemetery (starting p. 178) --
91 The Spirit of Hagigah (starting p. 179) --
IV Hasidic Tales --
The Circle of the Baal Shem Tov --
92 The Book in the Cave (starting p. 183) --
93 The Prince of Fire (starting p. 187) --
94 The Angel's Sword (starting p. 189) --
95 The Ladder of Prayers (starting p. 191) --
96 The Tree of Life (starting p. 192) --
97 A Crown of Shoes (starting p. 194) --
98 The Flaming Tree (starting p. 195) --
99 A Visitor from the Other World (starting p. 196) --
100 The Master Key (starting p. 198) --
101 The Enchanted Island (starting p. 199) --
102 The Circle of Fire (starting p. 202) --
103 The Tale of the Frog (starting p. 203) --
104 The Field of Souls (starting p. 204) --
105 Unlocking the Gates of Heaven (starting p. 205) --
106 The Healing Spring (starting p. 207) --
107 Lighting a Fire (starting p. 209) --
The Circle of Reb Pinhas of Koretz --
108 Opening a Verse (starting p. 210) --
109 The Angel of the Zohar (starting p. 212) --
110 The Angel of Friendship (starting p. 213) --
111 The Underground Forest (starting p. 214) --
112 Reb Pinhas and the Angel of Death (starting p. 219) --
The Circle of Reb Elimelech of Lizensk --
113 The Woman in the Forest (starting p. 221) --
114 A Bowl of Soup (starting p. 222) --
115 The Wine of Paradise (starting p. 223) --
116 The Young Magician (starting p. 224) --
117 Reb Shmelke's Whip (starting p. 226) --
118 Three Stars (starting p. 227) --
119 The Shadow on the Wall (starting p. 228) --
120 The Garden of the Torah (starting p. 229) --
The Circle of Reb Nachman of Bratslav --
121 A Vision of Light (starting p. 231) --
122 The Scribe (starting p. 232) --
123 The Sabbath Fish (starting p. 233) --
124 The Sword of the Messiah (starting p. 234) --
125 The Souls of Trees (starting p. 236) --
126 Divining from the Zohar (starting p. 237) --
127 The Angel of Losses (starting p. 238) --
128 The Book That Was Burned (starting p. 239) --
129 A Letter from the Beyond (starting p. 240) --
130 Reb Nachman's Chair (starting p. 241) --
131 Reb Nachman's Tomb (starting p. 242) --
132 The Soul of Reb Nachman (starting p. 244) --
Other Hasidic Masters --
133 A Vision of the Bride (starting p. 245) --
134 The Flaming Letters (starting p. 247) --
135 The Saba Kadisha in the Upper World (starting p. 248) --
136 The Wandering Well (starting p. 250) --
137 The Sabbath Guests (starting p. 251) --
138 From the Beyond (starting p. 253) --
139 The Prayer Leader (starting p. 254) --
140 The Pact (starting p. 256) --
141 The Clock of the Seer of Lublin (starting p. 257) --
142 The Soul of the Ari (starting p. 258) --
143 The Blind Angel (starting p. 259) --
144 The Cave of Mattathias (starting p. 261) --
145 A New Soul (starting p. 263) --
146 A Vision (starting p. 264) --
147 The Tale of the Etrog (starting p. 265) --
148 A Wandering Soul (starting p. 266) --
149 Trying to Pray (starting p. 267) --
150 The Tale of the Kugel (starting p. 268) --
V Sources and Commentary --
Appendix (starting p. 357) --
Glossary (starting p. 367) --
Bibliography (starting p. 377) --
Index (starting p. 393)
Responsibility: selected and retold by Howard Schwartz.
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