Humor, Healing, & Hope: What Folktales Can Teach

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Tue, Apr 17 2018 6:30 PM Tue, May 22 2018 8:00 PM

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 PM

April 17, 24

May 1, 8, 15, 22

Folktales told from generation to generation paint a rich portrait of the Jewish People: Absent a place to call home for much of our history, our landscape became the human heart—where a particular humor, healing, hope and wisdom reside. In this course, we’ll examine the many-splendored genres of the Jewish oral tradition, as well as what constitutes a specifically Jewish tale. As we explore how these stories become our legacies, we’ll hear a wide variety of tales from Biblical, Talmudic, Midrashic, Hasidic, Ashkenazi and Sephardi sources that incorporate humor, healing, hope and wisdom.

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