Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism

Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism, by Howard Schwartz, from Oxford University Press, ISBN 0195086791. A renowned collector and teller of traditional Jewish tales presents the first anthology of Jewish mythology in English. Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, kabbalistic literature, medieval folklore, Hasidic texts, and oral lore collected in the modern era, it gathers nearly 700 of the key Jewish myths, each with extensive commentary from Schwarz revealing its source and relating it both to other Jewish myths and to world literature.