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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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.From Library Journal:
Schram has assembled an extraordinary collection of stories by inviting some 68 gifted storytellers to contribute a favorite tale. Amazingly, there is no duplication?although a few stories feature variations on the same theme. Although the stories have Jewish themes, the appeal is universal?for such is the power of a good story. Presented in a style suited for reading aloud, these pieces inspire, entertain, teach, and enchant. Each story is prefaced with a biographical vignette of the author. The erudite, introductory essay by Avi Weiss explores both the diversity and uniqueness of the Jewish story. A glossary and a list of storytelling organizations enhance the book's usefulness. This fascinating anthology will have broad appeal for both the general reader and the specialist.?Carol R. Glatt, VA Medical Ctr. Lib., Philadelphia
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Book Description Jason Aronson, Inc., 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110765759853