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By Matilda Koén-Sarano,Yoel Shalom Perez,Reginetta Haboucha

Orality has been vital to the transmission of Sephardic customs, knowledge, and values for hundreds of years. during the heart a long time, Spanish Jews have been identified for his or her linguistic abilities, and as translators and storytellers they have been the most transmitters of Eastern/Islamic tradition to the Christian global. Derived from a extraordinary historical past, Judeo-Spanish storytelling has developed over a five-hundred-year old trip. consistent touch with the encompassing societies of the previous and with smooth Israeli affects, making it extra common than different Sephardic oral genres. informed with a view to entertain but in addition to coach, Judeo-Spanish folktales exhibit undying knowledge and a colourful depiction of Sephardic groups as much as the 1st half the 20th century.

King Solomon and the Golden Fish is a variety of fifty-four folktales taken from Matilda Koén-Sarano’s number of tales recorded in Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and translated by way of Reginetta Haboucha into fluent and idiomatic English that preserves the flavour and oral nuances of every textual content. Haboucha offers observation and annotations to the folktales that enlighten either the educational and the lay reader, making this e-book straight away attractive to students and stress-free for most people. King Solomon and the Golden Fish is split into six major thematic sections: Supernatural stories, stories of destiny, stories of the Prophet Elijah, Romantic stories, stories of Cleverness and knowledge, and Jokes and Anecdotes. those folktales stay a strong hyperlink among modern day Spanish Jews and the Hispano-Jewish legacy—this assortment passes alongside that legacy and gives a resource of the customs and values of Sephardic Jews.

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