Chosen Tales

Stories Told by Jewish Storytellers

Edited by Peninnah Schram

Publication date:

01 July 1995

Length of book:

436 pages


Jason Aronson, Inc.

ISBN-13: 9781568213521

The storytellers represented in Chosen Tales are among the most active and talented Jewish storytellers in the world. This extraordinary collection of 68 stories is, in a way, a Jewish storytelling festival, where storytellers gather to share stories, hear each other's stories, and get to know each other better through the stories that are told. Come and experience the magic of the oral tradition. Read and retell these stories again and again so that you too can shape the destiny of the timeless tradition of Jewish storytelling.
[Here] are family and personal tales, folk and fairy tales, stories of mystery and magic and everyday reality. . . . What comes across over and over in these tales is the central importance in the Jewish tradition of storytelling in cultural and spiritual development. The very meaning of tradition and how these tales have helped to keep it alive fills the listener with hope for a better world to come. . . . A valuable addition to the canon of Jewish narratives.