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The Center of Folktales and Folklore was founded through the initiative of people in the academic and educational world in order to spread knowledge, and to encourage public interest in this field.
The Center is
directed by Dr. Yoel Perez, a lecturer in
the Folklore Section of Ben-Gurion University of the
The aims of the center
1. To collect and catalogue folk tales from
2. To arrange field research in folk tales and folklore.
3. To publish collections of stories and essays, as well as a news letter from time to time.
4. To develop "learning kits" for use in schools and to bring pupils to the center for "hands -on" activities and meetings with story-tellers in person.
5. To arrange lectures, conferences, workshops and storytellers performances for the general public.
Nowadays we have a pool of stories representing the different Jewish
In addition there is activity in the area of the traditional Turkish Shadow Theater "Karagoz".
The center published two Hebrew collections of Folk Tales for adults:
1. Royal Banquet.
2. Wedding Offering.
The center published also an Hebrew translation of Gilgamesh Epic and a magazine of folktales and folklore (Mizracha LaShemesh, Ma'arava LaYareach)
All books are available from the Center.
For more information, please contact:
Phone (Dr. Yoel Perez): (972) 4 - 8383510