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Burton’s ‘Corpse’ Has Jewish Bones

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/burtons_corpse_has_jewish_bones_20050916

This chilling Jewish folk tale hails from a cycle of stories about the great 16th-century mystic, Rabbi Isaac Luria of Safed, in what is now northern Israel, said Howard Schwartz, a top Jewish folklorist and professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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