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Chosen Tales Stories Told by Jewish Storytellers

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ISBN-10: 1568213522

ISBN-13: 9781568213521

Edition: 1995

Authors: Peninnah Schram

List price: $129.00
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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.
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Book details

List price: $129.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 436
Size: 6.51" wide x 9.39" long x 1.54" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Peninnah Schram is a recipient of the Covenant Award for Outstanding Educator, awarded by The Covenant Foundation, and winner of the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network. Ms. Schram also has been awarded the National Storytellers Network Lifetime Achievement Award for "sustained and exemplary contributions to storytelling in America." She lives in New York City.

Foreword: Black Fire on White Fire: The Power of Story
Prologue: The Apple Tree's Discovery
Every Name Has a Story
The Car That Ran from Mitzvahs
A Story from the Jewish Cemetery in Japan
Remembering Rachel
Fables of the Misnagdim
The Eagles
Ephram the Elephant
Shep the Sheep
Faige the Fawn
Noah's Wife
The Story of Bryan
The Light in the Wall
Go Fishing
Riding with the Moon
Telling Jokes for the Sake of God
The Ghetto Rebbe and His "Kingdom of Children"
The Shepherd's Prayer
Rest Area
Nettie Blumenthal
Revival of the Dead
The Path
The Storyteller
Two Stories from Reuven Gold
The Burning Piano
Leon's Plan for Peace
The Journey of the Lost Princess
Maria Rael: A Jewish Story from New Mexico
The Chicken's Tale
"Haberes Buenos"
Pennies from Heaven
A Taste of Honey, A Taste for Love
The Wisdom of Solomon
The Mountain and the Cliff
A Tale of Reb Nahum Chernobler - and a Tikkun
The Never-Ending Song
Raspberries for Sima
Walk Like an Israelite: A Passover Adaptation
Shavuot Rap
Chanukah Rap
The Old Man
A New Yorker's Guide to Eden
How I Learned to Study Torah
The Bookseller from Gehenna
The Fourth Candle
The Pekl Story
Grandma's Challah
How I Lost My Diamond Ring
If You Think You are a Chicken
Ayneni Yodaya
I Already Have What I Want and Need
The Day the Rabbi Stopped the Sun
The Midwife's Reward
Could This Be Paradise?
Winedrops on the Eyelashes
Going Along with Joha: A Medley of Mirth
The Miracle of the Black Pepper
Three Stories from the Heavens
Turning: A Midrash of the Sun and Moon
The Sign: A Midrash of the Rainbow
Midrash of Mayim: A Water Story
The Cottage of Candles
Y. L. Peretz in the Israeli Army
Messiah Man
The Untouched Oil
A Tale of Diamond Listening
The Candle Maker of Light
Shosa Laya, The Wise
A Lamed Vavnik
The Most Precious Thing in the World
My Grandparents
Sarika's Story
Look Not Upon the Flask
"Excuse Me, I Heve an Appointment with the Prime Minister"
The Rest of Creation
Barking Dogs
The Seer of Lublin's Shirt
Appendix 1: Other Works by the Contributors
Appendix 2: Storytelling Organizations
Appendix 3: Contributors' Addresses