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Jerusalem of Gold

Jewish Stories of the Enchanted City

Retold by Howard Schwartz
Full-color illustrations by Neil Waldman

, Full color illus., (only available as an eBook)


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.
Preview sample pages from  Jerusalem of Gold: Jewish Stories of the Enchanted City by clicking on an image below.

“A splendid collection of legends that shine like the gold of Jerusalem. Howard Schwartz is a master storyteller.”
Rabbi 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.”
Kirkus Reviews
“A rich gem of a storybook…. Shows that each of us contributes to the ongoing story of Judaism.”
Hadassah Magazine
Howard Schwartz 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.


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