Discover the magic of Jerusalem—the
holy city of history, tradition, and hope.
Everything in Jerusalem is
sacred—from the dust under one’s feet to the sun
that shines down on the golden city. It’s no wonder that
this holy place has been a rich source for the Jewish
imagination for the past three thousand years, inspiring
countless stories founded in both truth and myth.
Jerusalem of Gold collects some of the finest of these timeless
tales from a wide variety of sources, ranging from the Talmud
and midrash to Jewish folklore and mysticism. These retellings
are beautiful and meaningful, fantastical and
true—inviting us to honor the traditions and wisdom of
the sacred city.
Full of gorgeous illustrations and
fascinating historic background, each story will help you
deepen your understanding of the Jewish tradition and the words
that have helped it survive.
“A splendid collection of legends
that shine like the gold of Jerusalem. Howard Schwartz is a
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of Cain & Abel: Finding the Fruits of Peace and But God
Remembered: Stories of Women from Creation to the Promised Land
“This beautiful collection of Jewish
stories is true to its heritage…. [The] paintings, in
soft sunset watercolors, reflect the dreamy, hope-filled tone
of the stories.”
“A rich gem of a storybook….
Shows that each of us contributes to the ongoing story of
has published many collections of Jewish folktales for both
children and adults, including The
Diamond Tree: Jewish Tales from Around the World and The Day the
Rabbi Disappeared: Jewish Holiday Tales of Magic.
Neil Waldman is
author of The Golden City:
Jerusalem’s 3,000 Years and
illustrator of The Passover Journey:
A Seder Companion.