The Rabbi and the Vampire (A Short Story)

      Darren Stein
The Rabbi and the Vampire (A Short Story)

Although Vampires are found in many cultures, this is a short story about the Jewish origins of the Vampire legend as found in the Torah and Talmud which has entered into literature. The information in this regard is factual, as was the treatment of the Jews I describe in the late Middle Ages, just before the advent of the European Enlightenment in the early 1800's.Although Vampires are found in many cultures, this is a short story about the Jewish origins of the Vampire legend as found in the Torah and Talmud which has entered into literature. The information in this regard is factual, as was the treatment of the Jews I describe in the late Middle Ages, just before the advent of the Enlightenment. The fictional account of Bram Stoker in this particular regard, however, serves the narrative and although many Jews indeed abandoned their identity to seek opportunities outside of the ghetto walls, Stoker was not actually one of them.
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