Putting God on the Guest List

Author: Jeffrey K. Salkin
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580232221
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Updated resources for parents seeking more information about modern Jewish theology, holidays, and lifecycle events, and Jewish concepts and terminology accompany an updated list of places for tzedakah and information about what non-Jews should know about the bar and bat mitzvah service. Reprint.

Three Times Chai

Author: Laney Katz Becker
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
ISBN: 9780874418101
Format: PDF, Docs
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For Jews everywhere, the number 18 resonates deeply: it signifies life, as does every multiple of 18. And the Hebrew word for life is Chai. In three Times Chai, 54 rabbis introduce us to favorite stories that exemplify for them a Jewish ideal or principle: a triple helping of life's blessings in one unusual anthology. Here you will find stories that inspire, teach or simply amuse, each accompanied by a note discussing the lessons that can be drawn from it and why it is a particular rabbi's favorite. Perfect for reading aloud or alone, Three Times Chai makes a wonderful gift, a valuable resource for sermons, and a singular tool for promoting thoughtful conversation in the classroom.

Because God Loves Stories

Author: Steve Zeitlin
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN:
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An exciting new treasury of Jewish stories and storytellers, from ancient tales and classics re-imagined to contemporary family stories, parables, and humor "Why were human beings created?" goes a traditional Jewish saying. "Because God loves stories." Storytelling has been part of Jewish religion and custom from earliest times and it remains a defining aspect of Jewish life. In Because God Loves Stories, folklorist Steve Zeitlin assembles the work of thirty-six Jewish storytellers, each of whom spins tales that express his or her own distinctive visions of Jewish culture. Contemporary storytellers re-interpret stories from the Talmud for modern sensibilities, the Grand Rabbi of Bluzhov tells tales of the Holocaust, beloved comedian Sam Levenson regales readers with hilarious vignettes of Jewish life in America, and much more.

The Jewish Story Finder

Author: Sharon Barcan Elswit
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786492864
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Family, educators, and clergy employ stories to transmit Jewish culture, traditions, and values. This comprehensive bibliography summarizing plot lines for easy access to the right story for any occasion. Some tales centuries old and others freshly imagined include animal fables, supernatural yarns, and anecdotes on such subjects as justice, community, cause/effect, and mitzvahs"--Provided by publisher.

The Hungry Clothes and Other Jewish Folktales

Author: Peninnah Schram
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402726511
Format: PDF, ePub
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A collection of classic Jewish folktales which emphasize values and moral lessons, each with an introduction that places it in context with other Jewish teachings.

Ten Classic Jewish Children s Stories

Author: Peninnah Schram
Publisher: Devora Publishing
ISBN: 9780943706887
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The stories in this book have become part of the legacy that links both the written tradition (the Torah) and the oral tradition (the Talmud) to the Jewish people.

Tough Questions Jews Ask

Author: Edward Feinstein
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580234542
Format: PDF
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With honesty, humour and respect, Rabbi Edward Feinstein tackles topics as diverse as: 'Why does God let terrible things happen?', 'What is God anyway?', and 'If I pray for something, will I get it?'.

Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another

Author: Peninnah Schram
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461629217
Format: PDF
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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. The life force animating these tales is almost tangible. The printed words seem to vibrate, as if the author possessed the voices of various tellers and lent their lilting tones and ripe inflections to the printed page. Furthermore, the laughter, sobs, and delighted cries of countless listeners also echo in these pages. Schram, who has written a thoughtful, informative introduction for each story, demonstrates on every page her belief that the stories "connect to our lives." And when the lifelike characters woven into Schram's magic tapestry suffer or enjoy the fates they most deserve, we rejoice, secure in their storybook world?a world where justice, however incomprehensible, is always done, and where we attain happiness by living in accordance with Jewish law and in harmony with the world's natural order. Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another abounds in a gentle wisdom that presses itself upon our complex and often self-contradictory lives, infusing us with patience, tolerance, and hope. We identify with the kings and princes, fools and beggars, heroes and leaders, villains and witches of yesteryear because, though our lives are vastly different from theirs, we share their moral choices and experience their dilemmas. Schram joins Jewish storytellers throughout the ages, linking past to present and preserving an invaluable legacy for generations yet unborn.