Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another

Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another

by Peninnah Schram
     
 

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Peninnah Schram, widely regarded as one of the great Jewish storytellers of our generation, has collected and retold sixty-four delightful Jewish folktales to create Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another. Ms. Schram, who believes that stories form "the link between the generations," helps forge that link with this book, ensuring that these stories willSee more details below

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Peninnah Schram, widely regarded as one of the great Jewish storytellers of our generation, has collected and retold sixty-four delightful Jewish folktales to create Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another. Ms. Schram, who believes that stories form "the link between the generations," helps forge that link with this book, ensuring that these stories will continue to live and breathe in the modern world.

Editorial Reviews

The Jerusalem Post Magazine
Inspirational and distinctly moralistic in nature, these tales [deal] with a gentle kind of wisdom, one that imposes itself on complex and often self-contradictory lives. These are marvelous, well-told stories.
Hadassah Magazine
Jewish Stories is an anthology of 64 folk tales selected from Schram's extensive repertoire. They represent a variety of genres: fables and parables; midrashic elaborations on biblical characters or verses; hasidic stories; fairy tales transposed into a Jewish setting (a Jewish Cinderella story, for example); women's wisdom told over needlework or laundry; and riddles, proverbs, and jokes expanded into tales. Schram introduces each of the stories with an explanation of its origins—both where she first heard the story and its literary and folkloristic antecedents.
The New York Times
This collection of 64 folk tales, myths, and morality tales is a vivid medley of Jewish culture, customs, and history. . . . The work is both entertaining and scholarly.
Journal Of The Royal Musical Association
Inspirational and distinctly moralistic in nature, these tales [deal] with a gentle kind of wisdom, one that imposes itself on complex and often self-contradictory lives. These are marvelous, well-told stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461629214
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
359,220
File size:
9 MB

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