Souls Are Flying! A Celebration of Jewish Stories (Paperback)
Jewish Storyteller Press, 9780979815690, 128pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2016
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SOULS ARE FLYING A Celebration of Jewish Stories is a collection of twelve short stories based on the writings of beloved Jewish authors Sholem Aleichem, Sholem Abramovtish, I. L. Peretz, and Jacob Dinezon.
Collected and retold by storyteller Scott Hilton Davis, these new adaptations celebrate Jewish heritage, culture, and values.
Featured in this revised edition are characters such as the Old Book Peddler who struggles to remain true to his own path; the poor Melamud (a Hebrew school teacher of young children) who imagines the world he would create if he were the wealthy banker Rothschild; the orphan boy who learns how to be a mentsh (an honorable person); and the Litvak, a skeptic from Lithuania, who discovers the heavenly power of a simple good deed.
Although written more than a hundred years ago, these retold tales with their quintessential Jewish values hold important insights for people of all faiths who struggle with today's issues of social injustice, poverty, violence, war, and how to live a life of integrity in a world that seems constantly in turmoil. Intended to be read aloud, these Jewish stories will make you laugh, maybe bring a tear to your eye, and fill your heart with the joy of Yiddishkayt and Jewish culture.
Fun reading for Jewish book clubs and a perfect gift for bar or bat mitzvah, confirmation, or Chanukah