Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1978. Second Impression. Hardcover. 8vo. lvii, 593 pp. White dust jacket with green and black lettering on front cover and spine. White cloth boards with green lettering and gilt ruling on spine. Green endpapers. Work of Midrashic Literature on the Shabbath and Jewish High Holidays (see bellow). Translated from Hebrew and Aramaic. Dust jacket with some small closed tears to top and bottom edges of front and back covers, and head and tail of spine. Small chip to top edge of dj. Light smudges to front and back covers. Spine of dj with offsetting from previously attached sticker. Interior with stamp of previous owner to bottom right corner of front free endpaper, title page and along top edge of book. Dust jacket in overall good+, Binding and interior in very good+ condition. g+ to vg+. Item #40949
Long known only to scholars and specialists, Pesikta de-Rab Kahana is a masterpiece of Midrashic literature. A collection of discourses for special Sabbaths and festival days compiled and organized during the fifth century, it was well known and studied from the end of that century until it disappeared sometime in the sixteenth century. From manuscripts discovered in 1868 and still others 100 years later, it was reborn. In 1975 JPS brought it to English readers through Braude and Kapstein's translation. (Source: Jewish Publication Society).