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Myths, Legends and Folk Tales of Israel [7 vols.]

Adir Cohen
AGE: 8 up

These tales culminate in fable-like endings, where the underdog comes out on top through self-deprecating humor and by using his head. Culled from twenty volumes covering 2,000 years of Jewish and Israeli history, the selection includes stories from Yemen, Afghanistan, Morocco, Poland, Russia, Spain and Germany, freshly retold by Adir Cohen in a voice that invigorates the classic tales.
In a story distilled from many parts of the world, a king sells one of his subjects the air in his kingdom, convinced that he has managed to rob the man blind. But the man who has purchased the air then imposes a tax on windmill owners, and returns to the king years later to renew the contract. He is now a very rich man.
Fables are wrought from the story of creation: light and dark fight for control over the world, but arrive at a stalemate – twilight. In order to separate the combatants, the light becomes day, and the dark – night. Hassidic legends tell stories of simple faith in the face of dreadful odds. Tales of grandeur are passed down from the Golden Age of Spain, and stories of heroism are derived from Israel’s more recent past.
Haim Ron’s woodblock, airbrush and collage illustrations are varied and vivid.

Illustrations: Haim Ron.

Title Myths, Legends and Folk Tales of Israel [7 vols]
Author’s Last Name Cohen
Author's First Name Adir
Genre anthologies
Publisher (Hebrew) Modan
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1989-1991
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Sharsherert Ha-Zahav
Representation Represented by ITHL


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After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
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