The Book of Delight and Other...

The book contains eight chapters of an absorbing text, including The Book of Delight, A Visit to Hebron, Medieval Mayfaring, and Marriages Are Made in Heaven.

“ the book of delight” 16 in this way. The doctor obtains a respite, and col-lects a large body of musicians, who make a tre-mendous din. Satan trembles. “ What is that noise?” he asks. “ Your wife is coming,” says the doctor. Out sprang Satan and fled to the end of the earth. These tales and quips, it is true, are directed against “ wicked” women, but if Zabara really wrote them, it would be difficult to acquit him of woman- hatred, unless the stories have been mis-placed, and should appear, as part of the “ Book of Delight,” within the Leopard section, which rounds off a series of unfriendly tales with a moral friendly to woman. In general, Oriental satire di-rected against women must not be taken too se-riously. As Güdemann has shown, the very Jew’s that wrote most bitterly of women were loud in praise of their own wives— the women whom alone they knew intimately. Woman was the standing butt for men to hurl their darts at, and one can-not help feeling that a good deal of the fun got its point from the knowledge that the charges were exaggerated or untrue. You find the Jewish satirists exhausting all their stores of drollery on the subject of rollicking drunkenness. They roar till their sides creak over the humor of the wine- bib-ber. They laugh at him and with him. They turn   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyrightPrefaceCONTENTSI. “The Book of Delight”In Dispraise of WomanThe Journey Begun by Joseph and EnanThe Night's RestTable TalkThe City of EnanQuestion And AnswerJoseph Returns Home to BarcelonaII. A Visit to HebronIII. The Solace of BooksIV. Medieval WayfaringV. The Fox's HeartVI. “Marriages Are Made in Heaven”VII. Hebrew Love SongsVIII. A Handful of Curiositiesi. George Eliot and Solomon Maimonii. How Milton Pronounced Hebrewiii. The Cambridge Platonistsiv. The Anglo-Jewish Yiddish Literary Societyv. The Mystics and Saints of Indiavi. Lost Purim Joysvii. Jews and Lettersviii. The Shape of MatzothNotesIndex
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