Folktales of the Jews - Vol. 2

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Index
Note: An f following a page number indicates an illustration. This generalindex covers the folktales in this volume; the commentaries and notes tothe tales are indexed in volume V. Consult the motif and tale types indexes in this volume for motifs andtale types.
abduction/kidnapping, 26–28. 207–9, 214–15
Aktionen (Nazi roundups of Jews), 141, 141n
Aleinu prayer, 422, 422n
America, immigration to, 313–14, 480–81
anecdotes. See humor
animal dealer, 33–35
Anshel (Amschel), 81–83, 81n
anti-Semitism, 168–70, 221–23
apostate as minyan tenth, 133–34
arrack (brandy), 236, 236n
atonement, 230
Ba'al Shem blessing, 168
bad luck, 273
bad vs. good, 338–39, 473–74
Balta fair, 2–5, 3f
bank note, counterfeit, 236–37
Barukh the carpenter, 244–46
beggars, 263–64
beggar's secret, Gentile, 207–9
beit din (Jewish court of law), 473–74, 473n
beit midrash (religious school), 144–45, 144n
bekeshe (long coat), 162, 162n
Bendzin (Poland), 192
boots made from a Torah scroll, 229–31
boy and girl who were destined for each other, 356–58, 358n
boy who was kidnapped and brought to Russia, 214–15
bundles of troubles, 306–7
burial, 28
cantor, elderly, 427
cantors (half is mine and half is yours), 437–40
captives'redemption, 186–88
catch the thief, 398–400
cemetery, 29f
change of place/luck, 273
charity, 92–94, 186–88, 313–14, 338, 348–51
charms, 118–19
Chelem, town of fools, 452, 455f
cholent (slow-cooked stew), 313, 313n
Christianity, converts from, 230
colors of flowers, meaning of. 342
Communism vs. religion, 486
complaints against God, 422
congregants, 431–32
converts to Judaism, 230, 387–88
Cossacks, 221–23
counterfeit bank note, 236–37
coveting, 326–28
curse of a short life, 229
Dayenu the minister, 381
dead, reviving of, 459–60
demons and spirits under the fingernails, 33–35
destiny in marriage, 356–58, 358n
Dniester River, 221, 223
ducats (coins), 4, 4n

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