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Do European folklore creatures, like ogres, brownies, fairies,goblins etc. have characteristics attributed to anti-semitism?

Possible You don't mention any specific characteristics, specific dates or specific references so it's impossible to determine any real connexion between folkloristic iconography and some real ...
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Do European folklore creatures, like ogres, brownies, fairies,goblins etc. have characteristics attributed to anti-semitism?

Antisemitism is almost as old as Christianity itself, and because the churches dominated every aspect of life and death, the folkloric and the religious aspects are so intertwined they are almost ...
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Is there a reason for the specificity of Abraham's sacrifice?

This answer will only address the choices from the standpoint of precedent. (There are likely mystical reasons for the precise numbers, but that would be the subject of an answer all it's own, and ...
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Is there any evidence of a Jewish demon named Khoyzek?

Sadan's article is discussed in depth here. Yiddish is a thousand-year-old Jewish language, with origins, according to a broad scholarly consensus, in the German Rhineland. The major component of ...
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Was there a Roman festival where people dressed in skins?

It turns out that back in the middle of the 19th century, it was suggested by Shlomo Yehudah Rapoport (Erech Milin, pp. 30-33) that the festival referred to in this Talmudic source is the Ludi ...
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Do European folklore creatures, like ogres, brownies, fairies,goblins etc. have characteristics attributed to anti-semitism?

I think the answer to your question is no. Folklore is created primarily for the ears of children and would consist of imagery relevant to the culture of the area. By culture I mean natural aspects, ...
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Do European folklore creatures, like ogres, brownies, fairies,goblins etc. have characteristics attributed to anti-semitism?

These characters were created, like all mythological creatures, as a metaphor for somebody. Long after those people disappeared, Jews appeared and like most immigrants became the subject of negative ...
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What do we know about the pagan gods in the Apocalypse of Abraham?

Alexander Kulik in his paper "The Gods of Nahor: A Note on the Pantheon of the Apocalypse of Abraham", Journal of Jewish Studies 54 (2003), pp. 228-232 suggested the following meanings for ...
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Is there a reason for the specificity of Abraham's sacrifice?

Perhaps the age of three years in these cloven-hoofed animals is a reflection of the fact that at this age they are past puberty, yet not fully grown. Capable of bearing young, but not completely ...
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Is there a reason for the specificity of Abraham's sacrifice?

Adding to @DukeZhou's answer, why these specific animals - these are the same animals that Abraham used in the earlier Book of Genesis, 15:9: "He answered, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a ...
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