Storytelling and Spirituality in Judaism

Storytelling and Spirituality in Judaism

eBook - 1994
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"The purpose of this book is to elevate stories and storytelling in people's esteem, so they will understand their holiness and appreciate them at their full worth. There are those who enjoy stories and storytelling but in the back of their minds think, 'After all, they're only stories.' But in the same way that the Western Wall of the Temple is not just a wall, a mere pile of stones, neither are the stories of the Torah or of the tzaddikim 'just stories.' Holy stories are the light of the world. When we understand that, when both tellers and listeners know they are engaged in sacred activity, we will hold stories and storytelling more dear. The teller will tell with the tongue of faith, the listeners will hear with ears of faith, and the circle of holiness will be closed."-from the Introduction."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland :, Jason Aronson, Incorporated,, 1994
ISBN: 9781461630791
Characteristics: 1 online resource (255 pages)
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