Sh'ma on Jewish Stories and Storytelling

by Tali Zelkowicz

Book review

Writers, biblical scholars, and folklorists respond to a simple but nuanced question: Is there a Jewish story? Their brief, pointed responses, interspersed throughout the following pages, provide threads that weave together this issue of Sh’ma. What began as an exercise in airing out our great historical narrative, the Pesach story — that is, exploring how Jews continue to build on that story as a cultural and religious cornerstone — emerged as a collection of reflections on our diasporic existence, our creative riff on Bible, our deep and powerful culture of storytelling, and our broad interpretation of what narrative means today.

PublisherSh'ma Institute
Release date 01.03.2010
Pages count34
File size7.4 Mb
eBook formatKindle Edition, (torrent)En
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