Chosen Tales : Stories Told by Jewish Storytellers
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.
- Paperback | 436 pages
- 152.4 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 589.67g
- 01 Mar 1997
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
[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 spiritualdevelopment. 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... Peninnah [Schram] has been rightfully nicknamed the Magidah [herald] of Jewish storytelling... The stories in Chosen Tales are exceedingly well chosen. They will delight non-Jews as well as Jews, teachers and rabbis, storytellers and storylovers, and, as the circus ringmaster might put it, 'ladies, gentlemen, and children of all ages..."
About Peninnah Schram
Peninnah Schram is the author of Jewish Stories: One Generation Tells Another. She is a professional storyteller and recording artist, and professor of speech and drama at Stern College of Yeshiva University.