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.

5 PREFEACE The chapters of this volume were almost all spo-ken addresses. The author has not now changed their character as such, for it seemed to him that to convert them into formal essays would be to rob them of any little attraction they may possess. One of the addresses— that on “ Medieval Way-faring”— was originally spoken in Hebrew, in Jerusa-lem. It was published, in part, in English in the Lon-don Jewish Chronicle, and the author is indebted to the conductors of that periodical for permission to include this, and other material, in the present col-lection. Some others of the chapters have been printed before, but a considerable proportion of the volume is quite new, and even those addresses that are re-printed are now given in a fuller and much revised text. As several of the papers were intended for pop-ular audiences, the author is persuaded that it would ill accord with his original design to overload the book with notes and references. These have been 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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