Review of New Adult Books

Sept. 2004 - May 2005


Schwartz, Howard. Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism. Oxford University Press, 2004.

This anthology by a noted folklorist assembles 670 tales along with commentary by the author.
Organized into ten categories of myth, it has an extensive general index and an index of biblical verses. “As a resource, Tree of Souls is phenomenal…[and] will take its place next to the translation of Bialik and Ravnitsky’s Sefer Ha-Aggadah.”