By Peninnah Schram
The storytellers represented in selected stories are one of the so much lively and proficient Jewish storytellers on this planet. This notable choice of sixty eight tales is, in a fashion, a Jewish storytelling competition, the place storytellers assemble to proportion tales, listen every one other's tales, and get to grasp one another higher during the tales which are advised. Come and event the magic of the oral culture. learn and retell those tales repeatedly so you can also form the future of the undying culture of Jewish storytelling.
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Although “The Storyteller—In Memory of Reuven Gold” is not authored by Reuven, it is about him, so we kept it as “his” story. What is most interesting is that while there is a most extraordinary variety, there are no duplications of stories. Again, there is one exception, but even here, while the kernel of the story is the same, the styles, the approaches, and also the endings are marvelously different (Saul J. Berman, Steven M. Rosman). The themes of the stories offer a literal smorgasbord. What are some of the themes found in this collection?
Above all, they enrich and enhance. They enrich and enhance so well because stories, in a universal sense, can arouse powerful feelings; they can make bitter pills palatable; they can teach softly and sensitively. In a particularly Jewish framework, stories can help us grow in Torah; they can even show us the way to redemption. 2 Feeling the Experience One can receive a message on an intellectual level, just as one can receive a message on an experiential level. A well-told story is a bridge between the two; it is an attempt to give people a sense of the experience.
There are two friends I wish to thank for the time they took to brainstorm ideas with me and to offer their good suggestions (which I always respect) in regard to this book: Howard Schwartz and Cherie Karo Schwartz. I feel especially grateful that Rabbi Avi Weiss said yes when I asked him to adapt his keynote address as the foreword to this book. He has continually inspired me personally with his manner, his voice, his listening, his learning, and his stories. They are all part of his neshamah, which reaches out to teach in a most beautiful way—and I listen and learn.
Chosen Tales: Stories Told by Jewish Storytellers by Peninnah Schram