Falasha Anthology by Wolf LeslauFalasha Anthology by Wolf Leslau

Falasha Anthology

byWolf Leslau

Paperback | September 10, 1987

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The Falashas, who are the most isolated and most ancient Jewish community extant, have preserved their own religious writings through the centuries.  This book offers a cross section of their sacred literature, translated for the first time into English from Ethiopic sources.  In addition, the translator provides a detailed description of the life and mores of the Falashas, based on his personal experience and observation during a prolonged stay in their community.
"An excellent, unique, and fascinating volume.an illuminating view of the range of Falasha sacred literature, all freshly rendered into forceful English, and of timeless interest."-Harry E. Wedeck, National Jewish Monthly
"Gives to the English-reading public for the first time an extensive and intimate view of the life and literature of an extremely interesting branch of the Jewish religious community."-S.D. Goitein, Commentary
"The translations in the anthology are notably well done.. For thus presenting in full the evidences of a most extraordinary modern ethnic discovery, Dr. Leslau merits the praise of both scholarly and general public."-Abraham Burstein, American Jewish Review
"This fascinating volume [is] a valuable contribution." -Alexander Heidel, Near Eastern Studies
Title:Falasha AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 10, 1987Publisher:Yale University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300039271

ISBN - 13:9780300039276

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