Shtetl Routes. Vestiges of Jewish cultural heritage in cross-border tourism in borderland of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine

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Shtetl Routes. Vestiges of Jewish cultural heritage in cross-border tourism in borderland of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine

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Jewish fables and tales

Jewish fables and tales

In Yiddish there is a word majse, describing both a fairy tale, and a tale, a story. The same word in Hebrew (pronounced differently – maase) has a broader meaning and derives from verb asa – to act, to make, to create. This verb is used to describe the creation of the world by God. Therefore Hebrew word maase also means an event, a creation.

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